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May 4 approved as Coronation Day

BANGKOK: The cabinet has approved the designation of May 4 as the Coronation Day and public holiday.

By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 09:03AM

Visitors look at photos of the May 4-6 coronation of His Majesty the King at an exhibition honouring the monarch at Siam Paragon in Bangkok on May 14 this year. Photo: Apichart Jinakul

Visitors look at photos of the May 4-6 coronation of His Majesty the King at an exhibition honouring the monarch at Siam Paragon in Bangkok on May 14 this year. Photo: Apichart Jinakul

It also acknowledged 19 official public holidays. In addition to the 16 official holidays during the reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great, three more holidays were added – His Majesty the King’s Birthday (July 28), Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday (June 3) and King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day (Oct 13).

The 19 holidays are:

  • New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
  • Makha Bucha Day (full moon in February)
  • Chakri Memorial Day (April 6)
  • Songkran (April 13-15)
  • Coronation Day (May 4)
  • Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day (May, to be specified)
  • Visakha Bucha Day (full moon in May)
  • Queen’s Birthday (June 3)
  • Asaha Bucha Day (full moon in July)
  • Beginning of Lent Day (first waning moon in July)
  • King’s Birthday (July 28)
  • Queen Mother’s Birthday and National Mother’s Day (Aug 12)
  • King Bhumibol Memorial Day (Oct 13)
  • King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day (Oct 23)
  • King Bhumibol’s Birthday Anniversary, National Day and National Father’s Day (Dec 5)
  • Constitution Day (Dec 10)
  • New Year’s Eve (Dec 31).


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Kurt | 24 May 2019 - 12:46:47

Wow, now also June 3 became a National Holiday,  So, now 20 Public Holidays in Thailand!  .."Most thai are working anyway"??  Why most thai are working on  'PUBLIC HOLIDAYS?. For a double pay? A public holiday is an public holiday. Right? Plus the annual holidays. More than 6 weeks holidays for thai. That is great!

Christy Sweet | 24 May 2019 - 12:09:17

 I'd love to get a job in a Thai Embassy somewhere- you'd be on paid holiday more than you'd work with both countries' holidays off.

Pascale | 23 May 2019 - 20:39:41

...How many people he thinks do really benefit from those holidays ?Most Thai's are working anyway.Funny that a retired expat who doesn't do much except complaining all the time ,is concerned about other people's holidays .How many days off,apart from public holidays,do they get in your country?

Jor12 | 23 May 2019 - 06:06:53

All countries have holidays for one reason or another. Isn't  that the reason why you are here? Other than to whinge about everything?

Kurt | 22 May 2019 - 16:55:05

Wow, and don't forget the additional/supplementary holidays when the real holidays is on a Saturday or Sunday. On top of that the normal annual holidays.  Thai people are very, very good off with their holidays. Great country with a relaxing working life.

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