Thailand 2022 : Public Holidays, Buddha Days, NON ALCOHOL DAYS

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Thailand is one of the most popular travel destination in the world.
After almost 2 years COVID pandemic, Thailand is open for tourist from November 2021.
Important things you need to know when you visit Thailand, there are NON Alcohol Days, Buddha Days, Chinese Lunar New Year and Sonkran Festival(Thai New Years)

Thailand Basic Information

  • Currency: Thai baht(THB) as of October 2021
    • US$ ⇄ THB
      • 100 US$ -> 3,313 THB
      • 1,000 THB -> 30.2 US$
    • EUR ⇄ THB
      • 100 EUR -> 3,844 THB
      • 1,000 THB -> 26.1 EUR
    • GBP ⇄ THB
      • 100 GBP -> 4,562 THB
      • 1,000 THB -> 21.9 GBP
  • Electricity:220V, 50Hz, Plug A, BF, C type
  • Business hour:
    • Bank:Mon~Fri 0930-1530
    • Shop:1000-2200
    • Restaurant:1100~ 
    • Convenient store: 24 hours

Wikipedia: Thailand

Thailand,[a] officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam,[b] is a country at the centre of the Southeast Asian Indochinese Peninsula composed of 76 provinces. At 513,120 km2 (198,120 sq mi) and over 68 million people, Thailand is the world’s 50th-largest country by total area and the 22nd-most-populous country. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, a special administrative area. Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest. It is a unitary state. Although nominally the country is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, the most recent coup, in 2014, established a de facto military dictatorship under a junta.

Thailand Public Holidays and NON ALCOHOL DAYS

  • NON ALCOHOL DAYS: Some Buddhist days have been assigned as ‘non alcohol days’ in Thailand and vendors/restaurants on these days are expected to follow the law or face a jail term of up to 6 months, pay a fine of 10,000 Baht or both.
  • All public holidays are observed by government agencies, while the Bank of Thailand regulates bank holidays, which differ slightly from those observed by the government. 

January 2022

Saturday, 01 January : New Year’s Day

Monday, 03 January : New Year’s Day observed

February 2022

Tuesday, 01 February : Chinese Lunar New Year
Wednesday, 02 February : Chinese New Year
Thursday, 03 February : Chinese New Year

Wednesday, 16 February : Makha Bucha Day [NON ALCOHOL DAY]

March 2022

Sunday, 13 March : Elephant Day [Not a public holiday]

April 2022

Wednesday, 06 April : Chakri Dynasty Memorial Day

Wednesday, 13 April : Songkran Festival(Thai New Year)

Thursday, 14 April : Songkran Festival(Thai New Year)

Friday, 15 April : Songkran Festival(Thai New Year)

Year 2021 : Water fights officially banned for Songkran

The Covid-19 task force on Friday banned street water fights during the Songkran festival for the second year running, on fears it could result in the spreading of Covid-19.

May 2022

Sunday, 01 May : Labour Day(Bank Holiday)
Monday, 02 May : Labour Day(Bank Holiday) Observed

Wednesday, 04 May : H.M. King’s Coronation

Friday, 13 May : Royal Ploughing Ceremony

Sunday, 15 May : Visakha Bucha Day [NON ALCOHOL DAY]
Monday, 16 May : Day off for Visakha Bucha Day 

June 2022

Friday, 03rd June : Queen Suthida’s Birthday

July 2022

Wednesday, 13 July : Asalha Bucha [NON ALCOHOL DAY]

Thursday, 14 July : Khao Phansa Day(Buddhist Lent Day) [NON ALCOHOL DAY]

Thursday, 28 July : King Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday

August 2022

Friday, 12 August : Her Majesty the Queen Mother’s Birthday 

September 2022

October 2022

Monday, 10 October : The End of Buddhist Lent [NON ALCOHOL DAY] *Not holiday

Thursday, 13th October : Anniversary of the Death of King Bhumibol

Sunday, 23 October : Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
Monday, 24 October : Chulalongkorn Memorial Day observed

November 2022

Tues, 08 November : Loy Krathong(Observance)[Not a public holiday]

December 2022

Monday, 05 December : King Bhumibol’s Birthday/Father’s day

Saturday, 10 December : Constitution Day
Monday, 12 December : Constitution Day observed

Saturday, 31 December : New Year’s Eve

Sales of Alcohol : 1100-1400, 1700-2400

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