January 1, 2024 - New Year

The New Year on 1st January is also celebrated in Thailand.

January 16, 2024 - Teachers Day

National Teachers' Day is a Thai holiday celebrated each year on January 16th. On this day, students go out of their way to show their teachers respect.

February 10, 2024 - 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 Ox begins on February 12th, 2024. The Chinese New Year is also celebrated in Bangkok, in Chinatown, of course, extensively and traditionally.

February 15, 2024 - Makha Bucha Day

Memory of a legendary sermon Budhhas before 1250 monks, celebrated with candle processions.

March 13, 2024 - Chang Thai Day

The Thai government declared March 13th the annual National Thai Elephant Day. In Ayutthaya north of Bangkok, elephants were fed huge amounts of bananas, watermelons and all kinds of greens at the beginning of the week.

April 2, 2024 - Happy Birthday to Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

Princess Sirindhorn has three siblings. She graduated from Chulalongkorn University in 1976 with a bachelor's degree and from 1979 taught as a lecturer in the Studium Generale program at Chulalongkorn University. Sirindhorn is involved in a number of charitable projects and organizations. For example, she has been Executive Vice-Director of the Thai Red Cross Society since 1977. Happy Birthday to her Royal Highness.

April 5, 2024 - Happy Birthday to Princess Ubol Ratana.

Princess Sirindhorn is the eldest child of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. Princess Ubol Ratana married 1972 the American citizen Peter Ladd Jensen and settled in the United States, thats why she losing her royal title in the process. But after the couple divorced in 1988, she resumed her royal duties and position within the Thai court. She is styled in English as Princess Ubol Ratana, without the style Her Royal Highness. In 2001 she returned to Thailand permanently. At that time she began to fulfill her royal duties by taking part in many ceremonies. She started many charitable foundations that focused on improving the quality of life for people in need. Happy Birthday to Princess Ubol Ratana.

April 6, 2024 - 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, 2024 - Thai New Year Songkran

Thai New Year and Water Festival, a highlight of many tourists with intense water battles.

May 1, 2024 - National Labor Day

The Labor Day is celebrated worldwide, in Thailand as well.

May 5, 2024 - 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 6, 2024 - 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.

June 3, 2024 - Happy Birthday Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana

Today is the 42th Birthday of Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana. Queen Suthida graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication arts in 2000. Queen Suthida was formerly a flight attendant for JALways Airlines and later Thai Airways. On 1 December 2016, she was appointed Commander of the Special Operations Unit of the King's Guard and promoted to the rank of general. Happy Birthday Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana!

June 9, 2024 - First day of reigning of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Bhumibol Adulyadej, conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great in 1987, was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty, titled Rama IX. King Bhumibol was reigning from June 9th 1946 till his death. He was the world's longest-reigning head of state and the longest-reigning monarch, Bhumibol Adulyadej was reigning for 70 years and 126 days.

July 4, 2024 - 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, 2024 - 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, 2024 - 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, 2024 - 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, 2024 - 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, 2024 - 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 15, 2024 - 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, 2024 - Father's Day and Birthday Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Father's Day in Thailand; Commemorating the birthday of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

December 10, 2024 - 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, 2024 - New Year's Eve

New Year - the year is coming to an end.