Public Holidays in Thailand

2022 Holidays

1st January 2022
Saturday

New Years Day

Celebrating the start of the Year.
Typically a day spent with relatives, often bringing gifts to friends and family.

Alcohol Sales: OK

3rd January 2022
Monday

New Years Day (Substitution)

Substitute Public Holiday for the 1st January.

Alcohol Sales: OK

16th February 2022
Wednesday

Makha Bucha Day

This is the second most important Buddhist festival of the year, celebrate on the full moon of the 3rd lunar month.

Alcohol Sales: NO

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6th April 2022
Wednesday

Chakri Day

This celebrates, the founding of Chakri Dynasty which dates back over 2 centuries when the capital city Bangkok was initially established.

Alcohol Sales: OK

13-15th April 2022
Wed-Fri

Songkran Festival

Celebrating the Thai New Year, Songkran originally featured pouring of water over hands. However in recent times this has developed into a nationwide water festival, with water fights lasting up to 10 days.

Alcohol Sales: OK

1st May 2022
Sunday

Labour Day

Celebrated in many countries including Thailand to recognise the importance of workers to the country.

Alcohol Sales: OK

15th May 2022
Sunday

Visakha Bucha Day

Visakha Bucha Day commemorates the three major events in the life of Buddha: his birth, his enlightenment, and his death.

Alcohol Sales: NO
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16th May 2022

Monday

Visakha Bucha Day (Substitution)

The official day is on the weekend so the holiday has been substituted to the following Monday.

Alcohol Sales: OK

3rd June 2022
Friday

H.M. The Queen Suthida’s Birthday

The birthday of the current Queen of Thailand.

Alcohol Sales: OK

13th July 2022
Wednesday

Asarnha Bucha Day

Asahna Bucha Day is the celebration in Thailand of the “Four Noble Truths” preached by Buddha in his first sermon after his enlightenment.

Alcohol Sales: NO

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14th July 2022
Thursday

Wan Khao Phansa

Wan Khao Phansa is a period of 3 lunar months during which monks stay in a single temple or location. The tradition originates from when Buddha stayed in temples during the rainy season to avoid harming insects and seeds.

Alcohol Sales: NO
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28th July 2022
Thursday

H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday

The birthday of the current King of Thailand.

Alcohol Sales: OK

12th August 2022
Friday

Mothers Day

The birthday of the Queen Mother, H.M. Queen Sirikit, which is celebrated as Mothers day in Thailand.

Alcohol Sales: OK

 

10th October 2022
Monday

Wan Awk Phansa

Marking the end of the Buddhist Lent, the local Thais will celebrate this occasion by visiting the temple to make merit. It will also usually mark the start of the one-month period of performing Thod Kathin where monks will receive new robes and offerings.

Alcohol Sales: NO
Sorry, Walkabout is closed today.

13th October 2022
Thursday

H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great Memorial Day

Commemorating the Previous Kings passing.

Alcohol Sales: OK

24th October 2022
Monday

Chulalongkorn Day (Substitution)

Celebrating the birthday of the 5th King of Thailand.

The official day is on Sunday 23rd.

Alcohol Sales: OK

5th December 2022
Monday

Fathers Day

Celebrating the birthday of the previous King of Thailand (H.M. King Bhumibol), who was the Father of the current King.

Alcohol Sales: OK

12th December 2022
Monday

Constitution Day (Substitution)

This is a day to remember the country’s first permanent constitution, adopted  in 1932.

The official day is on Saturday 10th.

Alcohol Sales: OK

31st December 2022
Saturday

New Years Eve

The end of the Year!

Alcohol Sales: OK

1st January 2022
Sunday

New Years Day

New years day!

Alcohol Sales: OK

2nd January 2023
Monday

New Years Eve  (Substitution)

Substitute Public Holiday for the 31st December.

Alcohol Sales: OK

3rd January 2023
Tuesday

New Years Day (Substitution)

Substitute Public Holiday for the 1st January.

Alcohol Sales: OK

 

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Songkhran 2015
Classic Pool Night
Songkhran, the Thai New Year and Water Festival, is the largest festival of the year. Walkabout Sports Bar ensures that it is celebrated in style.