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Last updated on January 18, 2024.
Public Holidays in Thailand for 2024
|January 1 & 2
|Chinese New Year
|Makha Bucha Day
|Makha Bucha Holiday
|Chakri Day Holiday
|End of Ramadan
|April 13 to April 16
|Coronation of King Vajiralongkorn
|Coronation of King Vajiralongkorn Holiday
|Royal Ploughing Ceremony
|Visakha Bucha Day
|Queen Suthida’s Birthday
|Asahna Bucha Day
|Khao Phansa Day
|Asahna Bucha Day Holiday
|Khao Phansa Holiday
|Jul 28 & 29
|King Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday
|Her Majesty the Queen Mother’s Birthday
|October 13 & 14
|Passing of His Majesty the Late King
|Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
|His Majesty the Late King’s Birthday
|New Year’s Eve
Paid Time Off
PTO (Paid Time Off)
- Vacation/Annual Paid Leave
Employees are entitled to at least 6 days of paid annual leave per year, after they have completed one full year of consecutive work. For employees who have not completed one year of service, the employer may provide an annual leave on a pro-rate basis.
Rollovers and payout of unused hours
If a public holiday falls on Saturday, 1 day will be credited to employee’s annual leave immediately after the public holiday. This substitute leave must be taken within the same year and it cannot be carried forward to the following year.
- PTO payout at the termination
An employee can be terminated without a specific cause and subject to all payments including severance pay, unused annual leave, overtime pay, and other payments due under the employment agreement within 3 days from the termination of employment.
Maternity Leave, Child Raising Leave, Parental Leave
A female employee is entitled to maternity leave for a period of 90 days including holidays, but the number of days paid leave shall not exceed 45 days.
All employees are entitled to unlimited sick leave, but the number of days paid sick leave shall not exceed 30 regular workdays a year. The employer may require an employee to produce a certificate from a qualified doctor for a sick leave of three days or more.
Jury Duty Leave, and Voting Leave
Not specified by law.
Bereavement leave is up to an agreement between the employer and the employee, and depends on a company policy.
An employer is required to pay wages to an employee for military service leave, but not exceeding sixty days per year.
Please consult your local legal counsel to learn more about Thailand Leave Laws.
To learn more about laws in various countries, check out our Leave Laws page.
All materials have been prepared for general information purposes only to permit you to learn more about this region's leave laws. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be acted on as such, and may not be current. Please contact your local legal counsel to learn more about the leave laws in your country.
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