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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 the month of Magh, which tends to fall in the Gregorian months of January or February. 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

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Makha Bucha Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2007–2024.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2007FriMar 2Makha Bucha observedNational holiday
2007SatMar 3Makha BuchaNational holiday
2008ThuFeb 21Makha BuchaNational holiday
2009MonFeb 9Makha BuchaNational holiday
2010SunFeb 28Makha BuchaNational holiday
2010MonMar 1Makha Bucha observedNational holiday
2011FriFeb 18Makha BuchaNational holiday
2012WedMar 7Makha BuchaNational holiday
2013MonFeb 25Makha BuchaNational holiday
2014FriFeb 14Makha BuchaNational holiday
2015WedMar 4Makha BuchaNational holiday
2016MonFeb 22Makha BuchaNational holiday
2017SatFeb 11Makha BuchaNational holiday
2018ThuMar 1Makha BuchaNational holiday
2019TueFeb 19Makha BuchaNational holiday
2020SatFeb 8Makha BuchaNational holiday
2020MonFeb 10Day off for Makha BuchaNational holiday
2021FriFeb 26Makha BuchaNational holiday
2022WedFeb 16Makha BuchaNational holiday
2023MonMar 6Makha BuchaNational holiday
2024SatFeb 24Makha BuchaNational holiday
2024MonFeb 26Day off for Makha BuchaNational holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.