This coming Saturday (14th January) will see children all over the island participating in activities to join in the celebrations for Thailand’s National Children’s Day.
The National Children’s Day, held for the first time in October 1955, was originally held on the first Monday of October and this continued until 1963.However, it was then changed to the second Saturday of January as the rainy season is finished by this time. It is now also classed as a government holiday.
In Thailand, children are seen as the most valuable resource of the country. They are considered to be a powerful force in the development and stability of the nation. In order to prepare themselves to be strength of the nation, it is taught that children should be industrious in their study, make wise use of their spare time, be disciplined, diligent, helpful to each other, unselfish and be responsible towards their society. It is also taught that they should keep the country clean and conserve the natural environment and public property. Thai’s believe that if children are aware of theirs and their nation’s future and behave as taught, they will be called “Worthy Children” and the country will be prosperous. Moreover, it stimulates children to be aware of their significant role in their country.
If you have children and you want to celebrate National Children’s Day, there are a number of events around the island for you and your children to enjoy. Here are a few of the most popular venues that hold activities for children to enjoy throughout the day.
- Central Festival Exhibition Hall
- Laguna Resort
- Saphan Hin Park
- Phuket International Airport
- Phuket Provincial Hall
- Loma Park Patong
- Bangkok Hospital