Children's Day Thailand.
On the second Saturday of January the Thai people
celebrate Children's Day by taking their children out to have fun. Many local authorities organise special events and other places of interests usually let children in for half price or even for free on this day. While children are considered as the assets
and future of a nation, they however miss on the unrestricted freedom and enjoyment due to the present prevailing education system. Known as “Wan Dek”, Children’s Day in Thailand is celebrated to permit the children to live life in their
style. Thailand marks the National Children’s Day on the second Saturday of January every year. Various celebration activities are organized for children by both government and commercial sectors to promote the welfare of the children.
Children are considered as the most valuable resource of the country. There is a Thai saying that goes, "Children are the future of the nation, if the children are intelligent, the country will be prosperous." To help
stimulate children to be aware of their significant role in the country, the National Children's Day was held for the first time on the first monday of October 1955 and continued like this until 1963. Then it was changed to the second Saturday of January.
It was a great day, Our friend Nipon & Billy bought ice cream and other treats and spent the day handing them out to the kids. It was a real priviledge to be there. the oldies had as much fun as the kids.
I think its a great idea to have one day like this for the kids.