What’s on May 2024 in Thailand?

Public holidays

May 1 : Labour Day: Many businesses will be closed.

May 4, Coronation Day: A public holiday to commemorate the anniversary of the Royal Coronation of HM King Rama X.

May 22, Visakha Bucha Day: The most significant event in the Buddhist calendar, celebrating the birth, enlightenment, and Parinirvana (death) of Buddha. It is a public holiday in Thailand.


May 10, Royal Ploughing Ceremony): Held in Bangkok, this ceremony marks the start of the rice growing season.

Mid/late May, Rocket Festivals (Bun Bang Fai) : Held in the northeastern region of Isaan, these boisterous festivals feature the launching of homemade bamboo rockets, a way to encourage rainfall for the rice planting season.

May 25 – June 1, Ko Samui Yacht Regatta : Attracting the best yachts in Asia, this regatta adds to the glamour of Koh Samui with a mix of sailing and social events. More details here.

Picture: Samui Regatta