School Holidays in Thailand in 2020

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If you or one of your family members are attending one of the best international schools in Thailand, it’s important to know about the school holidays in Thailand. Different schools follow different academic calendars depending on the curriculum they are following. Schools following the Indian curriculum follow the April to March calendar of their home country and incorporate local holidays within this. On the other hand, schools following the Northern hemisphere academic calendar (UK, European and North American schools) run from August/September to June/July. Holidays are typically taken in October, December, and March-April.

Here’s a list of international school and public holidays that you can expect in 2020. Note that some of the dates may vary according to your school’s own calendar, so make sure you check with the school before booking any flights!

Holiday dates in Thailand for 2020 are as follows:

– Christmas holidays: from 14-12-2020 to 06-01-2020
– Chinese New Year: 25-01-2020
– Makha Bucha Day: from 09-02-2020 to 10-02-2020 (commemorating the preaching of the Buddha)
– Spring Half Term: from 10-02-2020 to 14-02-2020
– Chakri Day: 06-04-2020
– Spring Holidays: from 06-04-2020 to 17-04-2020
– Labour Day: 01-05-2020
– Coronation Day: 04-05-2020
– Visakha Bucha Day: 06-05-2020
– Queen Suthida’s Birthday: 03-06-2020
– Summer Holidays: from 12-06-2020 to 26-06-2020
– Asahna Bucha Day: from 05-07-2020 to 06-07-2020 (commemorating the Buddha’s first sermon)
– Buddhist Lent Day (Khao Phansa Day): 07-07-2020 (beginning of Buddhist lent)
– King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday: 28-07-2020
– Queen Sirikit’s Birthday: 12-08-2020
– King Bhumbol Memorial Day: 13-10-2020
– King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day: 23-10-2020
– King Bhumibol’s Birthday: from 05-12-2020 to 07-12-2020
– Constitution Day: 10-12-2020
– Christmas Day: 25-12-2020
– New Year’s Eve: 31-12-2020

Please note that national holidays are already included in the school break period of time, such as Christmas day and the Songkran Festival. Also, all dates are subject to errors and changes, so it’s always a good idea to confirm them with your school before making any plans.