Thailand Calendar 2013
Bangkok may be the melting pot of all things delightfully sinful, but Thailand as a whole is a country steeped in its past while embracing tight its present and prospective future. While visiting the country, keep in mind the holidays listed below that could derail your plans.
Wan Khuen Pi Mai
New Year’s Day – The Thai also follow the Gregorian calendar out of respect to the international community, and New Year’s Day is as celebrated here as in other parts of the world that uses the same standard.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Makha Bucha – This day is observed by devout Buddhists as a day to remember his teachings of Ovada Patimokkha.
Sunday, 3 February 2013
Chakri Memorial Day – This day celebrates the founding of Bangkok by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke and commemorates the reign of the Chakri Dynasty.
Saturday, 6 April 2013
Thai New Year – This is the traditional New Year of the Thais using the luni-solar calendar, a date which roughly coincides with the traditional new years of other cultures such as India and Indonesia.
Saturday to Monday, 13 to 15 April 2013
Wan Chattra Mongkhon
Coronation Day – This day marks the coronation of the reigning monarch of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Wan Phra Ratcha Phithi Phuetcha Monkhon Lae Charot Phra Nangkhan Raek Na Khwan
Royal Ploughing Ceremony – As Thailand is mainly an agricultural economy, the start of the rice planting season, the farmers and their beasts of burden are celebrated with much fanfare.
Date is usually in May, but varies according to the year’s astrologic predictions
Wan Wisakha Bucha
Vesak – Devout Buddhists commemorate this day as the birthday of Buddha, his stages of enlightenment, and eventually, his passing. This is also Thailand’s equivalent of Arbor Day.
Friday, 24 May 2013
The End of Ramadan – Fasting is a spiritual requirement among the Muslims, and the end of Ramadan signals the end of cleansing and the beginning of a ‘clean slate.’
Thursday, 8 August 2013
Wan Khao Phansa
Beginning of Vassa – This is the Buddhist equivalent of Ash Wednesday.
Usually in July, depending on when is the first waning moon
Wan Chaloem Phra Chonmaphansa Somdet Phranang Chao Phra Boromma Rachininat
Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday – This day marks the natal day of Queen Sirikit who was born on August 12, 1932. This is also Thailand’s version of Mother’s Day, locally known as Wan Mae Haeng Chat.
Monday, 12 August 2013
Wan Piya Maharat
Chulalongkorn Day – This day immortalizes King Chulalongkorn and memorializes his passing away in 1910.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Wan Chaloem Phra Chonmaphansa Phrabat Somdet Phra Chao Yuhua
His Majesty the King’s Birthday – Not only is Queen Sirikit celebrated in Thailand but the equally debonair and modern-yet-heritage-conscious King Bhumibol Adulyadez who was born on December 5, 1927. Similarly, this is also the country’s day for fathers.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Wan Rattha Thammanun
Constitution Day – Thailand is the only Asian country not colonized by foreign rulers. It may have had a colorful historical past with regional rulers, but it remained independent of outside influence. In 1932, the first permanent constitution, celebrating Thailand’s self-determination, was promulgated.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Have a Happy Thailand Holiday in 2013.!
Category: Thailand holidays