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Holidays & Observances in Thailand

Thailand is a country in central Asia. It has never been colonized throughout history, so most of its cultural elements are uniquely Thai. The only cultural influences are from surrounding countries. Buddhism is the predominant religion practiced by nearly the entire country, and it is a very important part of the culture. Almost all of the holidays in Thailand celebrate either Buddhism or the monarchy, for which there are several holidays for birthdays of monarchs and important historical events.

 

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Chinese New Year Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism, Confucianism
Lantern Festival Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Qing Ming - Tomb Sweeping Day Religious/Beliefs Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism, Confucianism
Labour Day / May Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed