Holidays and Festivals Calendar

Thai holidays and festivals are observed on fixed dates and on the lunar calendar. While it is 2015 in the Gregorian Calendar, the year in Thailand is 2558 since the Buddhist Calendar started 543 years earlier.

With several of these holidays being Buddhist religious days, strict adherence to customs must be followed. Do yourself the favour of participating in activies that occur on these days as festivals such as Songkran, Loy Kratong and the Phuket Vegetarian Festival are certain to not only be fun, beautiful and interesting, but will make anyone's stay in Phuket much more interesting and memorable. For more on celebrations, see Festivals and Fairs in Phuket.


January 1 (Friday)|New Year's Day**

February 8 (Monday)|Chinese New Year**

February 22 (Monday)|Maka Bucha**

April 6 (Wednesday)|Chakri Memorial Day**

April 13 - 15 (Wednesday - Friday)|Songkran**

May 1 (Sunday)|Labour Day**
May 1 (Sunday)|Labour Day Observed**

May 5 (Thursday)|Coronation Day)**

May 9 (Monday)|Royal Ploughing Day**

May 20 (Friday)|Wisakha Bucha Day**

July 19 (Tuesday)|Asarnha Bucha Day**

August 12 (Friday)|H. M. The Queen's Birthday**

October TBA|Phuket Vegetarian Festival**

October 23 (Sunday)|Chulalongkorn Memorial Birthday**
October 24 (Monday)|Chulalongkorn Memorial Birthday Observed**

November 14 (Monday)|Loy Krathong**

December 5 (Monday)|H. M. The King's Birthday**

December 10 (Saturday)|Coronation Day**

December 31 (Saturday)|New Year's Eve**