Thai Holidays & Bar Closures in Thailand 2020

Songkran in Bangkok
Songkran in Bangkok

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 in Thailand is constantly updated to include all religious holidays, Buddhist days and public holidays that are being celebrated in Bangkok & Pattaya – Thailand.

On such days, you will find an abundance of girls available on platforms like Smooci freelancers available at one of the many freelance bars or venues.

Name of HolidayDate in 2020Status
New Year’s Day1st JanOpen
Chinese New Year25th JanOpen
Magha Puja / Makha Bucha8th FebClosed 
Chakri Day6th AprOpen 
Songkran 13-14-15 AprOpen 
Thailand Labor Day 1st May Open 
Visakha Bucha / Vesak Day 6th May Closed 
Royal Ploughing Ceremony 11th MayOpen
H.M. Queen’s Birthday 3rd JunOpen
Asalha Puja Day 6th JulClosed 
Buddhist Lent Day7th Jul Closed 
H.M. The King’s Birthday (Rama X)28th JulyOpen
H.M. Queen Dowager’s Birthday 12th AugOpen
End of Buddhist Lent Day1st OctClosed
The Passing of Rama IX 13th OctOpen
Thod Kathin (Kathina) 25th OctOpen
Chulalongkorn Memorial Day 23rd OctOpen
Loy Krathong 1st NovOpen
H.M. The King’s Birthday (Rama IX)7th DecOpen
Thai Constitution Day 10th DecOpen
New Years’ Eve 31st DecOpen

Significant Events & Bar Closures in Thailand 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)


  1. @Chris – Typically alcohol isn’t allowed on the Buddhist holidays. As such, I don’t think the Massage Shops should be affected.

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