Home   Calendar   Holidays   Thailand   New Year's Day
Flag for Thailand

New Year's Day in Thailand

New Year’s Day, which is on January 1, marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar and it's a public holiday in many countries. Count down to the New Year, no matter where you are.

Is New Year's Day a Public Holiday?

New Year's Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

New Year's Day on January 1 in the Gregorian calendar is celebrated worldwide.
New Year's Day on January 1 in the Gregorian calendar is celebrated worldwide.
©iStockphoto.com/Andrew Chambers

About New Year's Day

Read more about New Year's Day.

New Year's Day Observances

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
2010FriJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday
2011SatJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday
2011MonJan 3New Year's Day observedNational holiday
2012SunJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday
2012MonJan 2New Year's Day observedNational holiday
2013TueJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday
2014WedJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday
2015ThuJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday
2016FriJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday
2017SunJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday
2017MonJan 2New Year's Day observedNational holiday
2018MonJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday
2019TueJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday
2020WedJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday

You might also like

The Hindu deity Rahu.

Solar Eclipse Myths

The solar eclipse has inspired many mythical stories and influenced human behavior. Even today, eclipses of the Sun are considered bad omens in many cultures. more

Watching Lunar Eclipses

A lunar eclipse can be seen with the naked eye, unlike solar eclipses, which have special safety requirements. more

December Solstice Facts

10 things you may not know about the December Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. more