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Holidays and Festivals Calendar

Thai holidays and festivals are observed on fixed dates and on the lunar calendar. While it is 2017 in the Gregorian Calendar, the year in Thailand is 2560 since the Buddhist Calendar started 544 years earlier.

With several of these holidays being Buddhist religious days, strict adherence to customs must be followed. Do yourself the favour of participating in activies that occur on these days as festivals such as Songkran, Loy Kratong and the Phuket Vegetarian Festival are certain to not only be fun, beautiful and interesting, but will make anyone's stay in Phuket much more interesting and memorable. For more on celebrations, see Festivals and Fairs in Phuket.

2017 Celebrations

January 1 New Year's Day
January 28 Chinese New Year
February 11 Maka Bucha
April 6 Chakri Memorial Day
April 13 - 15 Songkran
May 1 Labour Day
May 10 Wisakha Bucha Day
May 12 Royal Ploughing Day
July 8 Asarnha Bucha Day
July 28 H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn's Birthday
August 12 H.M. The Queen's Birthday
October 13 Anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Death
October 20 - 28 Phuket Vegetarian Festival
October 23 Chulalongkorn Memorial Birthday
November 3 Loy Krathong
December 5 H.M. The Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Birthday
December 10 Constitution Day
December 31 New Year's Eve