Thailand Holidays in 2023

This is the Year 2566 in Thai Years following the Buddhist Era.

Date: Name Details Alcohol?
Sun, 1st January 2023 new year's day/วันขึ้นปีใหม่ Ok
Mon, 2nd January 2023 Substitution for New Year's Day/วันหยุดชดเชยวันขึ้นปีใหม่ Ok
Mon, 6th March 2023 Makha Bucha Day/วันมาฆบูชา Makha Bucha is the second most important Buddhist festival after Visakha Bucha Day. Celebrated on the third full moon in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka and on the full moon in Myanmar in Myanmar. NO
Thu, 6th April 2023 Chakri Day/วันจักรี His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Ok
Thu, 13th April 2023 to Sat, 15th April 2023 Songkran Day/วันสงกรานต์ Alcohol sales are prohibited during Songkran festival only. Ok
Mon, 17th April 2023 Substitution holiday Songkran day/วันหยุดชดเชย วันสงกรานต์ Ok
Mon, 1st May 2023 labor day/วันแรงงาน Ok
Thu, 4th May 2023 Coronation Day/วันฉัตรมงคล Memorial Day for the Anniversary of the Coronation Ceremony Ok
Sat, 3rd June 2023 Vesak Day/วันวิสาขบูชา Vesak, also known as Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is a holiday traditionally observed by Buddhists in South Asia and Southeast Asia as well as Tibet and Mongolia. The festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha in Theravada, Tibetan Buddhism and Navayana NO
Mon, 5th June 2023 Substitution for Visakha Bucha Day/วันหยุดชดเชยวันวิสาขบูชา NO
Fri, 28th July 2023 The Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Rama 10/วันเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษาพระบาทสมเด็จพระวชิรเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว รัชกาลที่ 10 Ok
Tue, 1st August 2023 Asanha Bucha Day/วันอาสาฬหบูชา Asalha Puja is a Theravada Buddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the full moon of the month of Āsādha. It is celebrated in Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar and in countries with Theravada Buddhist populations. NO
Wed, 2nd August 2023 Buddhist Lent Day/วันเข้าพรรษา The Vassa is the three-month annual retreat observed by Theravada practitioners. Taking place during the wet season, Vassa lasts for three lunar months, usually from July to October. In English, Vassa is often glossed as Rains Retreat or Buddhist Lent, the latter by analogy to the Christian Lent. NO
Sat, 12th August 2023 Mother's Day/วันแม่แห่งชาติ Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family or individual, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. NO
Mon, 14th August 2023 Substitution for Mother's Day/วันหยุดชดเชยวันแม่แห่งชาติ NO
Fri, 13th October 2023 day of death His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Maha Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great/วันคล้ายวันสวรรคต พระบาทสมเด็จพระบรมชนกาธิเบศร มหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดชมหาราช บรมนาถบพิตร Ok
Mon, 23rd October 2023 Piyamaharaj Day/วันปิยมหาราช Piyamaharaj Day falls on October 23 of every year as the day of the death of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn. He is immensely loved by both Thais and foreigners. Ok
Tue, 5th December 2023 father's day/วันพ่อแห่งชาติ Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Maha Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great NO
Sun, 10th December 2023 constitution day/วันรัฐธรรมนูญ Constitution Day is a holiday to honour the constitution of a country. Constitution Day is often celebrated on the anniversary of the signing, promulgation or adoption of the constitution, or in some cases, to commemorate the change to constitutional monarchy. Abkhazia, 26 November NO
Mon, 11th December 2023 Substitution for Constitution Day/วันหยุดชดเชยวันรัฐธรรมนูญ NO
Sun, 31st December 2023 New Year's Eve/ วันสิ้นปี There is a long holiday for 4 consecutive days (30 Dec. 65 - 2 Jan. 66) because 31 Dec. 65 and 1-2 Jan. 66 are weekends and New Year's holidays. Ok

Also check out the No-Alcohol days for 2023

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