11 July 2024

The Thai cabinet has designated May 5th as a public holiday, which means that there will be four days off, starting on May 4th, which is Coronation Day, to May 7th to promote domestic tourism, Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisuree Traisoranakul said yesterday (Tuesday).

She said that the early designation of the special public holiday will enable government agencies and state enterprises to plan their activities in advance.

She also said that, not including weekends, there are altogether 24 public holidays, including compensation holidays, this year.

The holidays are:

  • Jan 1st & 2nd, New Year and a compensation holiday
  • March 6th, Makha Bucha Day
  • April 6th, Chakri Day
  • April 13th-15th, Songkran holidays
  • April 17th, compensation holiday
  • May 4th Coronation Day
  • May 5th special holiday
  • May 17th, Royal Ploughing Day
  • June 3rd, the birthday of HM the Queen and Visakha Bucha Day
  • June 5th, compensation holiday
  • July 28th, HM the King’s birthday
  • August 1st, Asalha Puja Day
  • August 2nd. Buddhist Lent Day
  • August 12th, the birthday of the HM Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother and Mother’s Day
  • August 14th, compensation holiday
  • October 13th, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day
  • October 23rd, King Chulalongkorn Day
  • December 5th, the birthday of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • December 10th, Constitution Day
  • December 11th, compensation holiday
  • December 31st, New Year’s Eve