Thai Culture

Culture day in Thailand

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is celebrated in Thailand and dates change year by year as it falls (January, February)

Chakri day (April 6)

Thai holiday celebrating the founding of Thai Royal Chakri Dynasty more than two hundred years ago

Songkran day

The Songkran Water Festival, which is the Thai New Year starts in mid-April. The dates change year by year. During Songkran there is a lot of partying and water spraying, often with ice in the water.

Worker's day (May 1)

Thailand is also celebrating workers’ day. Most state-owned companies and banks are closed.

Visaka Bucha day

Visaka Bucha is celebrated when it is full moon in June, to celebrate his birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.

Asana Bucha and Wan Khao Pansa day

This celebrates the first day when monks will return to their temples. It is held on the full moon in the eighth month.

H.M. Queen's birthday (August 12)

Her Majesty Queen Sirikrit’s birthday is also Mother’s Day. Her birthday is often celebrated as a family day.

Chulalongkorn day (October 23)

The very rich King Chulalongkorn was a modernization of the monarchy credited with saving Thailand from European dominance. He has also been in Sweden and therefore the Thai pavilion was built outside Sundsvall. One of Thailand’s foremost universities is named after Chulalongkorn.

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong is not an official holiday in Thailand. In Rayong you will find several places where the Thais lay down their flower-decorated boats with incense. At Mae Ramphung Beach / Taphong it is a great event every year. Performances, beauty pageant and floral decoration contest.

Rama IX's birthday (December 5)

Rama IX Bhumipol has its birthday on December 5, which is also an official holiday and Father’s Day. Here in Rayong, streets are cleaned and it looks great in honor of his birthday.

Christmas Eve (December 24)

Thais do not officially celebrate Christmas. But hang out to decorate with tinsel and Christmas trees in the city and shopping center. Here in Rayong it is easy to find any restaurant that offers Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve.

New Year's Eve (December 31)

New Year’s Eve is celebrated in Thailand. Both December 31 and January 1 are official holidays.