Thai Culture

Dates of Significance

Most celebrations in Thailand are associated with Buddhism. Secular holidays generally relate to the monarchy.


  • New Year's Day (1st of January)
  • Makha Bucha Day (February)
  • Chakri Day (March)
  • Songkran – Thai New Year (Varies each year, typically in April)
  • Labour Day (1st of May)
  • Coronation Day (5th of May)
  • Visakha Bucha Day – Buddha's Birthday (Varies each year, typically in May) 
  • Asana Bucha Festival (Varies each year, typically in July) 
  • Queen's Birthday – Thai Mother's Day (12th of August)
  • Chulalongkorn Day (23rd of October)
  • King's Birthday – Thai Father's Day (5th of December)
  • Constitution Day (10th of December) 
  • New Year's Eve (31st of December)


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