Thailand 2010 Public Holidays & Festivals Calendar

September 2, 2009 by  
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Here is a list of Thailand Public Holidays & Festivals of calendar Year 2010.

There are national holidays, as well as some of the most important festivals and celebrations in Thailand. Many of Thailand important holidays are based on Thai lunar calendar, thus it will have different dates from year to year. The dates for these 2010 Thai holidays are estimates. We do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy.

Celebrate the festivals and events in the Kingdom as follows:

New Years’ Eve
The day before the Western New Year day is always marked a national holiday.
Thursday, 31 December 2009

New Year’s Day
The beginning of the western New Year is a national holiday in Thailand, one of three “new year” holidays celebrated every year.
Friday, 1 January 2010

Chinese New Year
The beginning of the Chinese lunar year is celebrated in the Chinatowns of every city throughout Thailand. Some businesses close for the day, but it is not a national holiday.
Sunday, 14 February 2010

Makha Bucha
Makha Bucha celebrates the Buddha’s first sermon in to his disciples.
Sunday, 28 February 2010
Monday, 1 March 2010 (substitution)

Chakri Day
Chakri Day commemorates the founding of the current dynasty by its first king, Rama I.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year, generally celebrated as a water festival. Be prepared to get wet all over as revelers abound, ready to soak you as a form of celebrating this season!
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010

Thailand Labor Day
International Labor Day is also celebrated as a national holiday, even though there isn’t much ado about it. Some businesses may be closed.
Saturday, 1 May 2010
Monday, 1 May 2010 (substitution)

Coronation Day
Celebrates the day when the current king Rama IX was crowned in 1949.
Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Royal Ploughing Ceremony
An ancient royal rite held in Thailand to mark the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season
Sunday, 9 May 2010

Visakha Bucha / Vesak Day
The holiest Buddhist holiday celebrates the birth, enlightenment and entry into nirvana of the Buddha.
Friday, 28 May 2010

Asalha Puja Day
Commemorates the Buddha’s first sermon in the Deer Park in Benares and the founding of the Buddhist sangha.
Monday, 26 July 2010

Buddhist Lent Day (Wan Khao Phansa)
This day marks the beginning of the Buddhist ‘lent’ period, a time when monks are supposed to retreat to their temples while new life springs forth.
Tuesday, 27 July 2010

H.M. The Queen’s Birthday
Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday is a national holiday, also serving as the country’s Mothers’ Day as well.
Thursday, 12 August 2010

Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
Celebration of the death anniversary of Thailand’s one of the most revered kings, Rama V.
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010 (Substitude)

End of Buddhist Lent Day (Wan Awk Phansa)
This day marks the end of the Buddhist ‘lent’ period or the Rains Retreat.
Friday, 22 October 2010

Thod Kathin
Presentation of Monk’s Robes after Rains Retreat.
Saturday, 23 October 2010

Loy Kratong
While it is not marked a national holiday, it is an evening when Thais pay respect to the goddess of the waters by floating candlelit offerings on any and all waterways around the kingdom.
Saturday, 20 November 2010

H.M. The King’s Birthday
His Majesty the King’s birthday is celebrated throughout the country and also
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Monday, 6 December 2010 (Substitution)

Thai Constitution Day
Celebrates the date in 1932 when the country was granted its first constitution.
Friday, 10 December 2010

New Years’ Eve
The day before the Western New Year day is always marked a national holiday.
Friday, 31 December 2010

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