Our constantly updated Holiday Calendar & List of bar closures in Bangkok & Pattaya – Thailand, will help ensure you don’t get stuck outside a closed bar.
There are days when the sale of alcohol is officially banned nationwide and all bars are closed. These days are likely Buddhist religious days and some public Holidays.
Our Holiday Calendar & List of Bar Closures is constantly updated to include all religious holidays, Buddhist days and public holidays that are being celebrated in Bangkok & Pattaya – Thailand.
|Name of Holiday||Date in 2019||Status|
|New Year’s Day||1st Jan||Open|
|Chinese New Year||5th Feb||Open|
|Magha Puja / Makha Bucha||19th Feb||Closed|
|Thai General Election||16th Mar||Closed after 6 PM|
|Thai General Election||17th Mar||Closed till 6 PM|
|Thai General Election||23rd Mar||Closed after 6 PM|
|Thai General Election||24th Mar||Closed|
|Chakri Day||6th Apr||Open|
|Thailand Labor Day||1st May||Open|
|Coronation Day||5th May||Open|
|Visakha Bucha / Vesak Day||18th May||Closed|
|Royal Ploughing Ceremony||9th May||Open|
|H.M. Queen’s Birthday||3rd Jun||Open|
|Asalha Puja Day||16th Jul||Closed|
|Buddhist Lent Day||17th Jul||Closed|
|H.M. The King’s Birthday (Rama X)||29th July||Open|
|H.M. Queen Dowager’s Birthday||12th Aug||Open|
|End of Buddhist Lent Day||13th Oct||Closed|
|The Passing of Rama IX||13th Oct||Closed|
|Thod Kathin (Kathina)||25th Oct||Open|
|Chulalongkorn Memorial Day||23rd Oct||Open|
|Loy Krathong||13th Nov||Open|
|H.M. The King’s Birthday (Rama IX)||5th Dec||Open|
|Thai Constitution Day||10th Dec||Open|
|New Years’ Eve||31st Dec||Open|
Significant Events & Public Holiday Calendar for Thailand
- New Year’s Day – The start of the Western New Year is celebration in Thailand.
- Songkran Festival – The Songkran Festival in Thailand. While only three days, in places like Pattaya, the celebration can last a week.
- H.M. The King’s Birthday – Rama X – Birthday of the recently crowned King Vajiralongkorn – Rama X
- H.M. Queen Dowager’s Birthday – Birthday of the recently crowned Queen Suthida
- H.M. The Queen’s Birthday – Also Mother’s Day in Thailand
- The Passing of Rama IX – A new holiday in Thailand after the passing of the King in 2016
- End of Buddhist Lent – Also known as Wan Awk Phansa
- Loy Krathong – Not technically a holiday, but a major national festival
- H.M. The King’s Birthday (Rama IX) – Father’ Day – Also Father’s Day in Thailand, the birthday of the previous King Bhumibol (Rama IX)