Thailand Holidays 2014
Thailand celebrates many holidays and festivals every year. Many of Thailand holidays and festivals are based Thai lunar calendar, thus the date of celebration changes from year to year in Gregorian Calendar. Here is the list of Thailand Public Holidays and Festivals of calendar year 2014.
The dates of holidays, festivals, and events in Thailand are available below:
New Year’s Day
The first day of the year in Western calendar. International New Year is one of the 3 “new year”-related holidays celebrated in Thailand.
New Year 2014
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Chinese New Year
The first day of Chinese lunar year. Not a national holiday, but some businesses are closed in Thailand.
Chinese New Year 2014
Friday, 31 January 2014
Makha Bucha commemorates Buddha’s teaching of Ovada Patimokkha.
Makha Bucha 2014
Friday, 14 February 2014
Chakri Memorial Day
Chakri Memorial Day commemorates the establishment of Chakri Dynasti.
Sunday, 6 April 2014
Songkran, also known as Water Festival, is a celebration of new year in Thai lunar calendar. People celebrate Songkran by throwing water to each other. Songkran is the biggest holiday in Thailand.
Sunday, 13 April 2014
Monday, 14 April 2014
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 (substitute)
Thailand Labor Day
Labor day celebrates the achievement of workers in Thailand.
International Labour Day 2014
Thursday, 1 May 2014
Coronation Day commemorates the coronation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Coronation Day 2014
Monday, 5 May 2014
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Royal Ploughing Ceremony is an ancient ceremony to give blessings to the farmers in Thailand.
Royal Ploughing Ceremony 2014
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Visakha Bucha / Vesak Day
Visakha Bucha celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and entry to nirvana of the Buddha.
Visakha Bucha 2014
Monday, 12 May 2014
Asanha Bucha / Asalha Puja Day
Asanha Bucha commemorates Buddha’s first sermon in the Deer Park in Benares.
Asanha Bucha 2014
Friday, 11 July 2014
Buddhist Lent Day / Wan Khao Phansa
Wan Khao Phansa commemorates the beginning of Buddhist Lent period.
Wan Khao Phansa 2014
Saturday, 12 July 2014
HM The Queen’s Birthday
Celebrates the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit in 1932. HM The Queen’s Birthday is also celebrated as Mother’s Day in Thailand.
HM The Queen’s Birthday 2014
Friday, 8 August 2014
Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
Commemorates the passing of King Chulalongkorn in 1910. Chulalongkorn Memorial Day is not a national holiday in Thailand.
Chulalongkorn Memorial Day 2014
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Loy Krathong is celebrated to respect the goddess of the waters by floating candlelit offerings on any waterways in Thailand. Loy Krathong is not a national holiday in Thailand.
Loy Krathong 2014
Friday, 7 November 2014
HM The King’s Birthday
Celebrates the birthday of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1927.
HM The King’s Birthday 2014
Friday, 5 December 2014
Thai Constitution Day
Constitution Day or Wan Rattha Thammanun celebrates the proclamation of the first permanent constitution in 1932.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
New Year’s Eve
The day before New Year in Western calendar.
New Year’s Eve 2014
Tuesday, 31 December 2014
Happy Thailand Holidays 2014 ! Enjoy Your Holiday in Thailand !
*) Please note that Thailand 2014 holidays calendar here is only an estimate. We do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of this Thailand holidays 2014 calendar.