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Holiday Calendar for Thailand

Holiday Calendar for Thailand for 2021-2022 year
Thailand observes national holidays, both traditional and historical, and the three most important Buddhist holidays in the country: Makha Bucha Day, Visakha Bucha Day and Asahna Bucha Day. Some other observances, both official and non-official, local and international, are observed to varying degrees throughout the country. Find below the list of upcoming holidays and observances in Thailand.

Thailand Holiday Calendar for 2021-2022 year

December 2021

January 2022

Saturday 8 January - Children's Day or Wan Dek Haeng Chat in Thailand (It is celebrated on the second Saturday of January)
Thursday 13 January - National Aviation Day in Thailand (วันการบินแห่งชาติ or Wan Kanbin Haeng Chat)

February 2022

Wednesday 16 February - Magha Puja (Full moon, 3rd Thai lunar month)

March 2022

Saturday 5 March - National Journalist's Day in Thailand (วันนักข่าว or Wan Nakkhao)

April 2022

Wednesday 6 April - Chakri Day in Thailand (commemorating the establishment of the Chakri dynasty)
Sunday 10 April - National Rubber Day in Thailand (วันยางพาราแห่งชาติ - Adopted 21 December 2004)

May 2022

Friday 13 May - Wan Phra Ratcha Phithi Phuetcha Monkhon Lae Charot Phra Nangkhan Raek Na Khwan or Farmer's Day in Thailand (Each year's date is astrologically determined and announced by the Bureau of the Royal Household)

June 2022

July 2022

Wednesday 13 July - Asalha Puja; Beginning of Vassa (First waning moon, 8th Thai lunar month)

August 2022

Friday 12 August - HM the Queen's Birthday and National Mother's Day in Thailand; World Elephant Day (Conceived in 2011 by Canadian filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark of Canazwest Pictures, and Sivaporn Dardarananda, Secretary-General of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation in Thailand, it was officially founded, supported and launched by Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation on August 12, 2012); Ghost Festival in Thailand (15th day, 7th Chinese lunar month)

September 2022

Sunday 4 September - Royal Thai Navy Submarine Memorial Day (Thai: วันเรือดำน้ำไทย)

October 2022

Monday 10 October - Pavarana and Wan Ok Phansa in Thailand (Full moon, 11th Thai lunar month)

November 2022

Saturday 19 November - Loy Krathong (Full moon, 12th Thai lunar month)

December 2022

About some Thai traditions

Public holidays in Thailand are regulated by the government, and most are observed by both the public and private sectors. There are usually nineteen public holidays in a year, but more may be declared by the cabinet.
If a holiday falls on a weekend, one following workday is observed by the government as a compensatory holiday.

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