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New Year's Eve in Thailand

New Year’s Eve is one of the largest global celebrations because it marks the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, December 31, before the New Year. Count down to the New Year no matter where you are in the world.

Is New Year's Eve a Public Holiday?

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

Many people celebrate New Year's Eve to farewell the year that ends and to welcome the New Year.
Many people celebrate New Year's Eve to farewell the year that ends and to welcome the New Year.
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About New Year's Eve

Read more about New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve 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
2010FriDec 31New Year's EveNational holiday
2011SatDec 31New Year's EveNational holiday
2012MonJan 2New Year's Eve observedNational holiday
2012MonDec 31New Year's EveNational holiday
2013TueDec 31New Year's EveNational holiday
2014WedDec 31New Year's EveNational holiday
2015ThuDec 31New Year's EveNational holiday
2016SatDec 31New Year's EveNational holiday
2017SunDec 31New Year's EveNational holiday
2018MonDec 31New Year's EveNational holiday
2019TueDec 31New Year's EveNational holiday
2020ThuDec 31New Year's EveNational holiday

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