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schedule for 2019

Its important to keep track of holidays & bar closures in Thailand. 

There are days when the sale of alcohol is officially banned nationwide and all bars are closed. These days are likely Buddhist and some public Holidays.

Name of Thai Holiday20182019Status of Bar Closures in Thailand
New Year’s Day1st Jan1st JanOpen
Chinese New Year16th Feb5th FebOpen
Magha Puja / Makha Bucha1st Mar19th FebClosed 
Thai General Election16th MarClosed after 6 PM
Thai General Election17th MarClosed till 6 PM
Thai General Election23rd MarClosed after 6 PM
Thai General Election24th MarClosed
Chakri Day6th Apr6th AprOpen 
Songkran 13-14-15 Apr13-14-15 AprOpen 
Thailand Labor Day 1st May 1st May Open 
Coronation Day 5th May 5th May Open 
Visakha Bucha / Vesak Day 29th May 18th May Closed 
Royal Ploughing Ceremony 9th May9th MayOpen
H.M. Queen’s Birthday3rd Jun3rd JunOpen
Asalha Puja Day 27th Jul16th JulClosed 
Buddhist Lent Day (Wan Khao Phansa) 28th Jul17th Jul Closed 
H.M. Queen Dowager’s Birthday 12th Aug12th AugMaybe
End of Buddhist Lent Day (Wan Awk Phansa) 24th Oct13th OctMaybe
The Passing of Rama IX 13th Oct13th OctClosed 
Thod Kathin (Kathina) 25th Oct25th OctOpen
Chulalongkorn Memorial Day 23rd Oct23rd OctOpen
Loy Krathong 23rd Nov13th NovOpen
H.M. The King’s Birthday (Rama IX) – Father’ Day 5th Dec5th DecMaybe
Thai Constitution Day 10th Dec10th DecOpen
New Years’ Eve 31st Dec31st DecOpen