Thai Holidays and Festivals

2019 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 Remarks
Jan 01 Tuesday New Year's Day National holiday
Feb 5 Tuesday Chinese Lunar New Year ‡ Hat Yai and Pattani campuses only
Feb 19 Tuesday Makha Bucha Day National holiday
Apr 8 Monday Chakri Day National holiday
Apr 15 Monday Songkran National holiday
Apr 16 Tuesday Songkran National holiday
May 9 Thursday Royal Ploughing Ceremony National holiday
May 20 Monday Visaka Bucha Day National holiday
Jun ___ _______ Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) ‡ Hat Yai and Pattani campuses only
Jul 16 Tuesday Asanha Bucha Day National holiday
Jul 16 Wednesday Khao Phansa Day National holiday
Jul 29 Monday His Majesty the King's Birthday Holiday National holiday
Aug 12 Monday Mother's Day Holiday National holiday
Aug ___ _______ Hari Raya Hat Yai and Pattani campuses only
Oct 14 Monday Passing of His Majesty the Late King National holiday
Oct 23 Wednesday Chulalongkorn Day National holiday
Nov 13 Wednesday Loy Krathong Observance
Dec 05 Thursday National Father's Day National holiday
Dec 10 Tuesday Constitution Day National holiday
Dec 25 Wednesday Christmas Day ‡ Observance
Dec 31 Tuesday 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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