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Makha Bucha in Thailand

Magha Puja Day is also known as Sangha Day or Fourfold Assembly Day in most Buddhist countries, and is observed on the first full moon day of March. The day commemorates a time when 1,250 Buddhists spontaneously came together to pay their respect to the Buddha. The festival is in honor of the Sangha, or the Buddhist community and is a chance for people to reaffirm their commitment to Buddhism.

Is Makha Bucha a Public Holiday?

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

About Makha Bucha

Read more about Makha Bucha.

Makha Bucha Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2019.

Note: Since 1996, if a holiday falls on a weekend, the following working day is observed as a compensatory non-working day, subject to Thailand's Cabinet declarations.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015WedMar 4Makha BuchaNational holiday
2016MonFeb 22Makha BuchaNational holiday
2017SatFeb 11Makha BuchaNational holiday
2018ThuMar 1Makha BuchaNational holiday
2019TueFeb 19Makha BuchaNational holiday

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