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Thailand : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    The year is counted from the Buddhist Era (B.E.), which is 543 years earlier than the Christian Era (A.D.). For example, 2022 A.D. is equivalent to 2565 B.E
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    Monday December 12, 2022Constitution DaySecular holiday
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    Friday December 16, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday December 24, 2022Christmas EveEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday December 30, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday December 31, 2022New Year EveSecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday January 14, 2023Children's DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday January 16, 2023Teachers' DaySchool holidays
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    Tuesday January 17, 2023Battle DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday January 22, 2023Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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    Friday February 3, 2023Chiang Mai Flower FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday March 3, 2023End of school yearSchool holidays
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    Monday March 6, 2023Makha Bucha DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday March 22, 2023Bangkok International Motor ShowTradeshows
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    Saturday April 1, 2023Tour de ThailandeSports events
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Chakri Dynasty DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday April 13, 2023Maha SongkranBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Friday April 14, 2023Nao DayBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Saturday April 15, 2023Taleung SokBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Monday April 17, 2023Maha SongkranBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Saturday April 22, 2023Banks are closed in Muslim regionsBanks only
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labour DayBanks only
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    Thursday May 4, 2023Coronation DaySecular holiday
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    Friday May 5, 2023Alcohol banSpecial Events
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    Sunday May 7, 2023Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Monday May 8, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 8, 2023Royal Ploughing DayBanks only
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    Monday May 15, 2023Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Tuesday May 23, 2023World of Food Asia - ThaifexTradeshows
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    Saturday June 3, 2023Queen's BirthdaySchool holidays
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    Monday June 5, 2023Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Monday June 5, 2023Queen's BirthdaySecular holiday
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    Sunday June 11, 2023Phuket MarathonSports events
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    Saturday June 17, 2023Memorial DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Constitution Day

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    Monday December 12, 2022
    Secular holiday : Wan-rath-thamma-noon. First constitution was presented by King Rama VII in 1932 Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday December 16, 2022
    School holidays : Lycée Français International de Bangkok - http://www.lfib.ac.th/

    Christmas Eve

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    Saturday December 24, 2022
    Culture :

    Optional holiday

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Christmas Day in the provinces of Pattani, Narathiwat, Satun, Yala

    Public holiday

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    Friday December 30, 2022
    Secular holiday :

    New Year Eve

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    Saturday December 31, 2022
    Secular holiday :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    School holidays : Http://www.en.moe.go.th In PISA 2018, Thailand ranked 68th in reading out of the 79 PISA-participating countries and economies, 59th in mathematics and 55th in science, ahead of only Indonesia and the Philippines in the EAP. Students in Thailand scored lower than the OECD average in reading, math, and science

    We carry confirmed dates until Feb 2023; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Children's Day

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    Saturday January 14, 2023
    Culture :

    Teachers' Day

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    Monday January 16, 2023
    School holidays :

    Battle Day

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    Tuesday January 17, 2023
    Culture : Commemoration of the battle between French and Thai warships Only in Salak Phet Bay on Ko Chang

    Chinese New Year

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    Sunday January 22, 2023
    cards/flowers : Www.tourismthailand.org Chinese community only

    Chiang Mai Flower Festival

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    Friday February 3, 2023
    Culture : Http://chiangmaibest.com 2023 edition confirmed

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    End of school year

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    Friday March 3, 2023
    School holidays : Thai schools

    Makha Bucha Day

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    Monday March 6, 2023
    Secular holiday : This day is a religious public holiday. It came from the day when 1250 disciples from the Lord Buddha gathered to listen for the Dharma speech after Buddha's enlightment. Merit making ceremonies take place at temples, while at night candlelit processions walk three times around the temple: - one time for the Lord Buddha - one time for the Sangha, i.e. Buddhist monk community - one time for the Dharma, i.e. Buddhist teachings http://www.thaiworldview.com/feast/feast.htm

    Bangkok International Motor Show

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    Wednesday March 22, 2023
    Tradeshows : Https://bangkok-motorshow.com 2023 edition confirmed

    Tour de Thailande

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    Sports events : Cycling race The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorns Cup Tour of Thailand 2023 edition confirmed

    Chakri Dynasty Day

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Secular holiday : Also honours King Rama I, the first king of the dynasty who established Bangkok as the capital in 1782

    Maha Songkran

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    Thursday April 13, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) : leap towards renewal . 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc. Songkran, as usual, falls on 13, 14 and 15 April with an extra public holiday on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 as the first two Songkran days fall on a weekend. Water throwing can start as early as the 11th (as it does in Chiang Mai) and will usually end on the 15th, with the exception of Pattaya where it drags on and reaches it peak on the 19th. In the south, anywhere from Hua Hin downwards, Songkran is only celebrated for a day, on the 13th

    Nao Day

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) : second day [of Songkran]. 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Taleung Sok

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    Saturday April 15, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) : New Year - 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday

    Maha Songkran

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) : leap towards renewal . 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc.

    Banks are closed in Muslim regions

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Banks only : Narathiwat, Pattani, Satun, Songkhla, Yala provinces

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

    Labour Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Banks only : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Coronation Day

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    Thursday May 4, 2023
    Secular holiday : The coronation is more than two years after Vajiralongkorn succeeded his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died at age 88 after reigning for seven decades.

    Alcohol ban

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    Friday May 5, 2023
    Special Events : No alcohol served in shops, restaurants

    Parliamentary election

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    Sunday May 7, 2023
    Special Events :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Monday May 8, 2023
    Secular holiday : Royal Plouging Ceremony A government and bank holiday only, this ceremony revives an ancient blessing of the plants and ceremonial start to the new growing season. The action takes place on Bangkok's Sanam Luang in front of the Grand Palace.

    Royal Ploughing Day

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    Monday May 8, 2023
    Banks only :

    Beginning of school year

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    Monday May 15, 2023
    School holidays : Thai schools

    World of Food Asia - Thaifex

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    Tuesday May 23, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.worldoffoodasia.com lasts 5 days - in Bangkok 2023 edition confirmed

    Queen's Birthday

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    Saturday June 3, 2023
    School holidays :

    Visakha Bucha

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    Monday June 5, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) :

    Queen's Birthday

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    Monday June 5, 2023
    Secular holiday : Her Majesty Queen Suthida, married to King Vajiralongkorn

    Phuket Marathon

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    Sunday June 11, 2023
    Sports events : Www.phuketmarathon.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Memorial Day

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    Saturday June 17, 2023
    Culture : In remembrance of the exchange of the province with France in Trat only