Bank Holidays in Thailand for 2021

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Bank Holidays in Thailand for 2021

Post by JimboPSM » October 22, 2020, 2:57 pm

After 22 days of bank holidays in 2020 we are back to a mere 18 bank holidays being scheduled (so far) for 2021.

List of the official Financial Institutions’ Holidays in Thailand for 2021 (B.E. 2564) from the Bank of Thailand.

2021 Bank Holidays:
  • 1. Friday 1st January - New Year’s Day

    2. Friday 26th February - Makha Bucha Day

    3. Tuesday 6th April - Chakri Memorial Day
    4. Tuesday 13th April - Songkran Festival
    5. Wednesday 14th April - Songkran Festival
    6. Thursday 15th April - Songkran Festival

    7. Monday 3rd May - Substitution for National Labour Day (Sat 1st May)
    8. Tuesday 4th May - Coronation Day
    9. Wednesday 26th May - Wisakha Bucha Day

    10. Thursday 3rd June - H.M. Q. – Royal Birthday

    11. Monday 26th July - Substitution for Asarnha Bucha Day (Sat 24th July)
    12. Wednesday 28th July - H.M. K. Birthday

    13. Thursday 12th August - H.M. an individual The Queen Mother’s Birthday / Mother’s Day

    14. Wednesday 13th October - H.M. K. Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great - Memorial Day
    15. Monday 25th October - Substitution for Chulalongkorn Day (Sat 23rd Oct)

    16. Monday 6th December - Substitution day for Royal Birthday/ National Day / Father’s Day (Sun 5th Dec)
    17. Friday 10th December - Constitution Day
    18. Friday 31st December - New Year’s Eve

    BoT link: https://www.bot.or.th/English/Financial ... /2021.aspx

In the unlikely event of a return to “a semblance of normality” during 2021, those thinking of planning travel on or around the above holiday dates (especially Songkran) might want to consider booking flights and rooms in advance to ensure that they are available.

A travel insurance policy that includes cancellation cover for any future changes in Coronavirus / Covid-19 restrictions might also be considered to be a wise precaution.

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Re: Bank Holidays in Thailand for 2021

Post by JimboPSM » January 9, 2021, 4:03 pm

The BoT has issued a press release (see below) that has added to and changed its original list of official Financial Institutions’ Holidays in Thailand for 2021 (B.E. 2564). This is the revised list with added and changed dates in red:

2021 Bank Holidays:
  • 1. Friday 1st January - New Year’s Day

    2. Friday 12th February - Additional special holiday (added)
    3. Friday 26th February - Makha Bucha Day

    4. Tuesday 6th April - Chakri Memorial Day
    5. Tuesday 13th April - Songkran Festival
    6. Wednesday 14th April - Songkran Festival
    7. Thursday 15th April - Songkran Festival

    8. Monday 3rd May - Substitution for National Labour Day (Sat 1st May)
    9. Tuesday 4th May - Coronation Day
    10. Wednesday 26th May - Wisakha Bucha Day

    11. Thursday 3rd June - H.M. Q. – Royal Birthday

    12. Monday 26th July - Substitution for Asarnha Bucha Day (Sat 24th July)
    13. Wednesday 28th July - H.M. K. Birthday

    14. Thursday 12th August - H.M. an individual The Queen Mother’s Birthday / Mother’s Day

    15. Friday 24th September - Additional special holiday (added)

    16. Wednesday 13th October - H.M. K. Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great - Memorial Day
    17. Friday 22nd October - Substitution for Chulalongkorn Day (Saturday 23rd Oct) (changed)

    18. Monday 6th December - Substitution day for Royal Birthday/ National Day / Father’s Day (Sun 5th Dec)
    19. Friday 10th December - Constitution Day
    20. Friday 31st December - New Year’s Eve

    BoT link: https://www.bot.or.th/English/Financial ... /2021.aspx

The press release announcing the additions and changes:
BOT Press Release No. 2/2021

Announcement of Special Holiday for Financial Institutions and Specialised Financial Institutions

On 29th December 2020, the Cabinet has announced additional public holidays and substitution for Chulalongkorn day in order to stimulate economy.

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has considered and deemed appropriate to declare that 12th February 2021 and 24th September 2021 are special public holidays for financial institutions and specialised financial institutions and to defer the substitution for Chulalongkorn Day from 25th October 2021 to 22nd October 2021.

However, the BOT has decided that financial institutions and specialised financial institutions to provide services as usual on the 12th April 2021 and the 27th July 2021 in order not to increase cost to businesses.


Bank of Thailand, 6 January 2021

Source: https://www.bot.or.th/English/PressandS ... n0264.aspx
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Re: Bank Holidays in Thailand for 2021

Post by stattointhailand » January 10, 2021, 4:05 pm

So have the "Regional" Holidays been ditched?

Fri 26 Mar
Mon 10 May
Wed 6 Oct
Thu 21 Oct

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