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Asalha Bucha in Thailand

Asalha Puja Day (Asanha Puja, Asarnha Bucha, Dhamma Day) is a Buddhist festival that occurs on the full moon of the eighth lunar month, which is usually in July. The festival pays homage to the Buddha and commemorates the Buddha’s first sermon and the founding of the Buddha’s Sangha - four noble truths.

Is Asalha Bucha a Public Holiday?

Asalha Bucha is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

About Asalha Bucha

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Asalha Bucha Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2008–2022.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2008WedJul 16Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2009TueJul 7Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2010SunJul 25Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2011FriJul 15Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2012ThuAug 2Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2013MonJul 22Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2014FriJul 11Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2015ThuJul 30Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2016TueJul 19Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2017MonJul 10Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2018FriJul 27Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2019TueJul 16Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2020SatJul 4Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2020MonJul 6Asalha Bucha observedNational holiday
2021SatJul 24Asalha BuchaNational holiday
2021MonJul 26Asalha Bucha observedNational holiday
2022WedJul 13Asalha BuchaNational holiday

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