Chiang Mai Public Holidays

Schools, government offices and most commercial offices close on public holidays. Small shops may also close though larger shops, supermarkets and department stores generally remain open. Nightlife and entertainment venues are usually obliged to close on royal and religious holidays, although this is not always the case.

  • January 1st – New Year’s Day
  • February (lunar) – Magha Puja*
  • April 6th – Chakri Day
  • April 13th – Songkran, (3 day holiday)
  • May 1st – Labour Day
  • May 5th – Coronation Day
  • May (lunar) – Visakah Puja*
  • July (lunar) – Asanha Puja*
  • July (lunar) – Khao Phansa*
  • August 12th – HM the Queen’s Birthday
  • October 23rd – Chulalongkorn Day
  • December 5th – HM the King’s Birthday
  • December 10th – Constitution Day
  • December 31st – New Year’s Eve

*Thai Buddhist holidays are based on the lunar calendar so the exact dates vary every year.