Thai Holidays and Festivals

2018 Thai Holidays at PSU

Holidays and festivals are an essential part of Thai life and offer the visitor a valuable opportunity not only for having fun, but also for gaining an insight into various aspects of Thai culture.

Date Day Holiday Name Holiday Type
Jan 01 Monday New Year's Day National holiday
Jan 02 Tuesday New Year Holiday National holiday
Feb 16 Friday Chinese Lunar New Year Hat Yai and Pattani campuses only
March 01 Thursday Makha Bucha Day National holiday
Apr 06 Friday Chakri Day National holiday
Apr 13 Friday Songkran National holiday
Apr 16 Monday Songkran National holiday
Apr 17 Tuesday Songkran National holiday
Apr 17 Monday Songkran National holiday
May 11 Friday Royal Ploughing Ceremony Observance
May 29 Tuesday Visaka Bucha Day National holiday
Jun 25-26 Sunday-Monday Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)‡ Observance
Jul 27 Friday Asanha Bucha Day National holiday
Jul 30 Monday His Majesty the King's Birthday Holiday National holiday
Aug 13 Monday Mother's Day Holiday National holiday
Oct 15 Monday Passing of His Majesty the Late King National holiday
Oct 23 Tuesday Chulalongkorn Day National holiday
Nov 3 Friday Loy Krathong Observance
Dec 05 Wednesday Father's Day National holiday
Dec 10 Monday Constitution Day National holiday
Dec 25 Tuesday Christmas Day‡ Observance
Dec 31 Monday New Year's Eve National holiday

The dates listed above may be modified as official changes are announced.

‡Multicultural Days: the university adopts a multicultural-society policy in promoting participation in important religious days and activities, as proclaimed in the official PSU announcement titled “Studying, Teaching, and Examinations on the Religious Days and Thai Festivals” (June 2, 2010, Thai PDF).

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