Thai Holidays and Festivals

2017 Thai Holidays at PSU

Holidays and festivals are an essential part of Thai life and offer the visitor a valuable opportunity not only for having fun, but also for gaining an insight into various aspects of Thai culture.

Date Day Holiday Name Holiday Type
Jan 1 Sunday New Year's Day National holiday
Jan 2 Monday New Year Holiday National holiday
Jan 30 Monday Chinese Lunar New Year‡ Observance
Feb 11 Saturday Makha Bucha National holiday
Apr 6 Thursday Chakri Day National holiday
Apr 13 Thursday Songkran National holiday
Apr 14 Friday Songkran National holiday
Apr 15 Saturday Songkran National holiday
Apr 17 Monday Songkran Holiday National holiday
May 10 Wednesday Visakha Bucha Day National holiday
May 12 Friday Royal Ploughing Ceremony Observance
Jun 25-26 Sunday-Monday Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)‡ Observance
Jul 9 Sunday Asalha Bucha Day National holiday
Jul 10 Monday Asalha Bucha Holiday National holiday
Jul 28 Friday His Majesty the King's Birthday National holiday
Aug 12 Saturday Mother's Day National holiday
Aug 14 Monday Mother's Day Holiday National holiday
Oct 13 Friday Passing of His Majesty the Late King National holiday
Oct 23 Monday Chulalongkorn Day National holiday
Oct 26 Thursday Royal Cremation of His Majesty the Late King National holiday
Nov 3 Friday Loy Krathong Observance
Dec 5 Tuesday Father's Day National holiday
Dec 10 Sunday Constitution Day National holiday
Dec 11 Monday Constitution Day Holiday National holiday
Dec 25 Monday Christmas Day‡ Observance
Dec 31 Sunday New Year's Eve National holiday

The dates listed above may be modified as official changes are announced.

‡Multicultural Days: the university adopts a multicultural-society policy in promoting participation in important religious days and activities, as proclaimed in the official PSU announcement titled “Studying, Teaching, and Examinations on the Religious Days and Thai Festivals” (June 2, 2010, Thai PDF).


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