Thailand Holidays 2013
2013 Public Holidays Thailand
The following are the public and national Holidays in Thailand in 2013:
New Year’s Day:
This will be on 1st January. It is the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. It falls exactly one week after the previous year’s Christmas Day.
Makha Bucha Day:
It will be on 11th March. It is also known as Magha Puja and is an important religious festival that is celebrated by Buddhists living in Thailand.
Chakri Memorial Day:
It will be on Saturday, 6th April.
It will be on Monday, 8th April. It is a substitute day for the Chakri Day which falls on the weekend.
It will be observed on Saturday 13th April. This is the traditional Thailand New Year.
It will be held on Sunday 14th April.
It will be held on Monday, 15th April.
Songkran – Observed:
It will be observed on Tuesday, 16th April.
It will be observed on Wednesday, 17th April.
It will be observed on Wednesday, 1st May. It is associated as commemoration of the labor movement achievements.
It will be on Sunday, 5th May.
Coronation Day – Observed:
It will be on Monday, 6th May.
Visakha Bucha Day:
It will be on 24th May.
Asahna Bucha Day:
It will be on 30th July. It is also known as Asalha Puja and commemorates the first sermon of Buddha in the Deer Park in India, and the founding of the monkhood or Buddhist sangha which happened about 2,500 years ago.
It will be on 12th August. It is a legal national holiday that is observed in more than 50 countries across the world.
The H.M Queen’s birthday:
It will be observed on Monday, 12th August.
It will be on Wednesday, 23rd October.
The H.M King’s Birthday:
It will be observed on Thursday, 5th December. The day commemorates King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday, who is the current king. He has reigned from 9th June 1946 and is known as Rama IX. He is the longest reigning monarch and the longest serving current head of state in the history of Thailand.
It will be on Tuesday, 10th December.
New Year’s Eve:
It will be observed on 31st December.