at Prince of Songkla University

2020 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 Remarks
Jan 01 Wednesday New Year's Day National holiday
Jan 25 Saturday Chinese Lunar New Year ‡ Hat Yai and Pattani campuses only
Feb 10 Monday Makha Bucha Day National holiday, observed (actual date: Feb 8)
Apr 6 Monday Chakri Memorial Day National holiday, observed
Apr 13 Monday Songkran Canceled due to COVID-19
Apr 14 Tuesday Songkran Canceled due to COVID-19
Apr 15 Wednesday Songkran Canceled due to COVID-19
May 4 Monday Coronation Day National holiday
May 6 Wednesday Visaka Bucha Day National holiday
May 11 Monday Royal Ploughing Ceremony National holiday
May 25 Monday Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) ‡ Hat Yai and Pattani campuses only
Jun 3 Wednesday H.M. Queen Suthida's Birthday Holiday National holiday
Jul 6 Monday Khao Phansa Day National holiday
Jul 7 Tuesday Asanha Bucha Day National holiday, observed (actual date: Jul 5)
Jul 28 Tuesday H.M. the King's Birthday Holiday National holiday
Aug 12 Wednesday H.M. Queen Mother's Birthday Holiday National holiday
Oct 13 Tuesday Passing of His Majesty the Late King National holiday
Oct 23 Friday Chulalongkorn Day National holiday
Nov 13 Wednesday Loy Krathong Observance
Dec 07 Monday H.M. King Bhumibol's Birthday Holiday National holiday, observed (actual date: Dec 5)
Dec 10 Thursday Constitution Day National holiday
Dec 25 Wednesday Christmas Day ‡ Observance
Dec 31 Thursday 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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