January 1, 2020 - Western New Year
The Western New Year on 1 January is also celebrated in Thailand.
January 25, 2020 - Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year falls on a new moon between the 21st of January and the 21st of February. The year of the Earth Dog begins on February 16, 2020. The Chinese New Year is also celebrated in Bangkok, in Chinatown, of course, extensively and traditionally.
February 8, 2020 - Makha Bucha Day
Memory of a legendary sermon Budhhas before 1250 monks, celebrated with candle processions.
April 6, 2020 - Chakri Memorial Day
Memorial Day to the coronation of Phra Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I - first Chakri King), founded in 1782 Chakri dynasty. Although the day of remembrance is dedicated to the coronation of Rama I, on this day in Thailand all kings of the dynasty are commemorated. Currently, Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) is king of Thailand, succeeding his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October 2016.
April 13 to April 15, 2020 - Thai New Year Songkran
Thai New Year and Water Festival, a highlight of many tourists with intense water battles.
May 1, 2020 - National Labor Day
The Labor Day is celebrated worldwide, in Thailand as well.
May 5, 2020 - The Coronation of King Rama X
The Coronation of King Rama X is the on May 5th, the last Coronation was 70 years ago!
May 7, 2020 - Visakha Bucha Day
The Visakha Bucha Holiday is the highest Buddhist holiday and recalls the Buddha's three main stations: birth, enlightenment and entry into Nirvana, and thus the birth of rebirth. The holiday is recognized worldwide as the most important joint holiday.
July 4, 2020 - Asanha Bucha Day
The festival with processions in temples recalls the Buddha's first public sermon. In his speech Buddha speaks of the wheel of teaching and the four noble truths (truth of suffering - truth of the cause of suffering - truth of the end of suffering - truth of the way to the end of suffering.
July 6, 2020 - Khao Pansa Day
Khao Phansa is a Buddhist holiday in Thailand and the first day of a three-month retreat of Buddhist monks during the rainy season.
July 28, 2020 - Birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Maha Vajiralongkorn is the current king of Thailand and has his birthday on July 28th. Of course, the king is being thought of that day, as Khao Pansa Day is also on that day, many Thai will receive a spare holiday on July 30th.
August 12, 2020 - Mother's Day and Queen's Birthday
Mother's Day in Thailand. Honoring Queen Sirikit, she is the widow of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and since 1950 Queen of Thailand.
October 13, 2020 - The death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Commemorating the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX - the ninth king of the Chakri dynasty), whose incumbent time as head of state began in June 1946, making him the longest reigning head of state in the world and the longest reigning monarch in history Thailand was. His death was followed by a one-year mourning period until he was buried in October 2017.
October 23, 2020 - Chulalongkorn Day
Commemoration of the death of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V.). Chulalongkorn's tenure as king was from 1868 until his death in October 1910. He was King of Siam, now Thailand, and he paved the way to modern Thailand with many things.
November 1, 2020 - Loy Krathong Festival of Lights
The festival takes place as a thanksgiving to the goddess of the water. On this day small homemade boat made of banana trees with candles, flowers and incense sticks are launched. They symbolize leaving all trouble behind and benevolently looking to the future. The ultimate culmination of the Loy Krathong Festival is the rise of small lanterns, similar to hot air balloons, powered by a candle / flame, providing an unremarkable glow in the evening atmosphere as hundreds of these lanterns float into the sky.
December 5, 2020 - Father's Day and Birthday Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Father's Day in Thailand; Commemorating the birthday of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
December 10, 2020 - Constitution Day
Constitution Day in Thailand. In 1932, the absolute monarchy ended and since then there is a constitution in Thailand. This has often been revised over the years or replaced by new constitutions.
December 31, 2020 - New Year's Eve
New Year - the year is coming to an end.