Thailand’s Different Holiday’s

Now let’s have a review about the holidays in Thailand. The number of annual celebration national holidays is almost the same as Japan, but there are many related to Buddhism. Official working days are Monday to Friday. 1 of January is New Year’s Day They are celebrating the beginning of the solar and Gregorian year.From 1889-1941, and this was held on 1 of April. Full moon, 3rd Thai lunar month (February) Magha Puja (Wan Makha Bucha) Buddhist observance commemorating the Buddha’s teaching of Ovada Patimokkha. 6 April Chakri Memorial Day (Wan Chakkri) Commemorates the establishment of the Chakri Dynasty and the founding of Bangkok by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke in 1782. Officially known as King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke the Great Day and Chakri Dynasty Memorial Day. 13 April – 15 April Songkran Festival (Wan Songkran) Traditional Thai new year, and prime holiday of the year; many people return home for family reunions during this period. The first day is known as (Wan Maha Songkran), the second as (Wan Nao), and the third as (Wan Thaloeng Sok). The 14th is also observed as Family Day. 5 May Coronation Day (Wan Chattra Mongkhon) Commemorates the coronation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950. May, arbitrary date Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day (Wan Phuetcha Mongkhon)a Ceremony giving blessing to the country’s farmers. Each year’s date is astrologically determined and announced by the Royal Household Bureau. Officially known as (Wan Phra Ratcha Phithi Phuetcha Monkhon Lae Charot Phra Nangkhan Raek Na Khwan). Also observed as Farmer’s Day. Full moon, 6th Thai lunar month (May) Vesak (Wan Wisakha Bucha) Buddhist observance commemorating the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha. Also observed as National Tree Day. Full moon, 8th Thai lunar month (July)b Asalha Puja (Wan Asanha Bucha) Buddhist observance commemorating the Buddha’s first discourse, the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta.First waning moon, 8th Thai lunar month (July) Beginning of Vassa (Wan Khao Phansa) a Buddhist observance marking the beginning of Vassa, also known as Buddhist Lent. 12 August HM the Queen’s Birthday (Wan Chaloem Phra Chonmaphansa Somdet Phranang Chao Phra Boromma Rachininat) Commemorates the birthday of Queen Sirikit in 1932; also observed as National Mother’s Day  Wan Mae Haeng Chat). 23 October Chulalongkorn Day (Wan Piya Maharat) Commemorates the passing of King Chulalongkorn in 1910. Piya Maharat is a nickname for the King, meaning the beloved great king. 5 December HM the King’s Birthday (Wan Chaloem Phra Chonmaphansa Phrabat Somdet Phra Chao Yuhua) Commemorates the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1927. Also observed as National Day and National Father’s Day. 10 December Constitution Day ( Wan Rattha Thammanun) Commemorates the promulgation of the first permanent constitution in 1932. 31 December New Year’s Eve (Wan Sin Pi) Final day of the Gregorian year. Public holidays in Thailand are regulated by the government, and most are observed by both the public and private sectors. There are usually sixteen public holidays in a year, but more may be declared by the cabinet. Since 1996, if a holiday falls on a weekend, the following workday is observed as a compensatory non-workday, subject to the cabinet’s declarations. Other observances, both official and non-official, local and international, are observed in varying degrees throughout the country.