Thailand 2013 Public Holidays & Festivals Calendar
In Thailand, the government regulates public holidays which are observed by most public and private sectors in the country. Thailand observes 16 public holidays every year, yet more public holidays may be declared by the cabinet for certain year.
Many public holidays in Thailand are taken from local traditional festivals while some others are international festivals such as New Year and Labor Day. Most Thailand’s traditional festivals are based on Thai lunar calendar, so the dates of the festivals are different from year to year in Western calendar.
The government of Thailand grants a compensatory non-workday on week day whenever a public holiday falls on a weekend. As an illustration, if a certain public holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be considered as a compensatory non-workday.
The dates of Thailand 2013 public holidays are available below. Please note that this Thailand 2013 public holidays calendar is based on estimate only. We do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of this Thailand public holidays calendar for the year of 2013.
Thailand Holidays 2013 & Thailand Festivals 2013
Here is the list of Thailand 2013 holidays and festivals.
New Year’s Day
The 1st day of the 1st month according to Western calendar – New Year’s Day
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Chinese New Year
The 1st day of the 1st lunar month according to Chinese lunar calendar – Chinese New Year
Not a national holiday, but some businesses are closed.
Sunday, 10 February 2013
Commemorates Buddha’s teaching of Ovada Patimokkha.
Monday, 11 March 2013
Chakri Memorial Day
Commemorates the establishment of Chakri Dinasty – Chakri
Saturday, 6 April 2013
*Monday, 8 April 2013 (substitute)
Sonkran festival, also known as Water festival, is the traditional Thai New Year. The prime holiday in Thailand.
Saturday, 13 April 2013
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Monday, 15 April 2013
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 (*Sonkran observed)
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 (*Sonkran observed)