Skip navigation links
Monetary Policy
Financial Institutions
Financial Markets
Payment Systems
Financial Institutions
Skip Navigation Links
Thailand's Financial LandscapeExpand Thailand's Financial Landscape
BOT Roles and ResponsibilitiesExpand BOT Roles and Responsibilities
Financial Institutions PolicyExpand Financial Institutions Policy
Financial Institutions Supervision in Practice
Supervisory Coordination
Financial Institutions Policy Committee
Financial Institutions' CornerExpand Financial Institutions' Corner
Financial Institutions Statistics
PublicationsExpand Publications
Names, Addresses and Websites of Financial InstitutionsExpand Names, Addresses and Websites of Financial Institutions
Summary Statement of Assets and Liabilities
Interest Rates
Financial Institutions Holidays
HighlightExpand Highlight

Financial Institutions > Financial Institutions Holidays
Service Manager   Suwit (66(0)2283-6875)    Premjit (66(0)2283-5856)   


Holiday in   


List of Legal Holidays to be Observed by the Bank of Thailand
Financial Institutions in Thailand During the Year 2012

1.   Monday 2 January Substitution for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 1/
(Saturday 31 December 2011 and Sunday 1 January 2012)
2.   Tuesday 3 January Special Holiday
3.   Wednesday 7 March Makha Bucha Day 2/
4.   Friday 6 April Chakri Day
5.   Monday 9 April Special Holiday
6.   Friday 13 April Songkran Festival
7.   Monday 16 April Substitution for Songkran   
Festival 1/
(Saturday 14 April
and Sunday 15 April)
8.   Tuesday 1 May National Labour Day
9.   Monday 7 May Substitution for Coronation Day
(Saturday 5 May)
10.   Monday 4 June Wisakha Bucha Day
11.   Thursday 2 August Asarnha Bucha Day
Effective from B.E. 2550 onwards, the Asarnha Bucha Day is prescribed as a holiday, in replacement of the Buddhist Lent Day


Monday 13 August Substitution for H.M. the Queen’s Birthday      
(Sunday 12 August)
13.   Tuesday 23 October Chulalongkorn Day
14.   Wednesday 5 December H.M. the King's Birthday
15.   Monday 10 December Constitution Day
16.   Monday 31 December New Year’s Eve

             For financial institutions in Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, and Satun, an extra holiday is given for the Eidilfitri Day (Ramadan Day) announced by the Sheikhul Islam Office if it does not fall on any of the holidays listed above or Saturday and Sunday. In addition, the Bank of Thailand has designated 23 January 2012 to be a special holiday for financial institutions located in the respective area in order to support the government policy.

             1/ The Bank of Thailand announces only one substitution for (i) New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day (i.e. 2 Jan 2012) and (ii) Songkran Festival (i.e. 16 April 2012). The announcement has been made in accordance with the Cabinet’s Resolution on 3 February 2004, i.e., no more than one substitution will be given for any holidays that take place at the weekend.
            2/ The year 2012 is Atigamas year which is the year that has double 8th months according to Thai lunar calendar. Therefore, the Makha Bucha day which is normally on the Waxing 15 Evening of the 3rd lunar month will be shifted to the Waxing 15 Evening of the 4th lunar month instead.
            3/  In the case where the Mid-Year Closing Day takes place at the weekend, the Bank of Thailand shall not announce any substitution for that day.
Best viewed with IE 6.0 or higher at 1024 x768 screen resolution.