Motto for Children’s Day 2015 in Thailand

January 6, 2015
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In Thailand, they celebrate National Children’s Day (Wan Dek) on the second Saturday of January every year. This year it is on Saturday 10th January 2015. Each year many places like Government House and armed forces bases put on special activities for children. In addition, many attractions allow children in for free or at least at a reduced price. Even the BTS Skytrain and MRT Metro allow children to ride for free on this day. Follow me on Twitter @RichardBarrow for news about where you can take your kids this Saturday.

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A few weeks beforehand, the Thai Prime Minister will announce the motto for Children’s Day. It’s different each year. Here is what was chosen for this year:

คำขวัญวันเด็กแห่งชาติ 2558: ความรู้ คู่คุณธรรม นำสู่อนาคต

Children’s Day 2015 Motto: “With knowledge and morality comes a brighter future”

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The National Children’s Day celebration was held for the first time in Thailand on the first Monday of October 1955, and later, it was changed to the second Saturday of January. The organizing of Children’s Day is aimed at raising public awareness of the importance of children and youth, in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

7 Responses to Motto for Children’s Day 2015 in Thailand

  1. David
    January 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    How about all the helpless children seen begging on the streets; are they invited to be celebrated too?

    • Richard Barrow
      January 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      Yes they are. I know at my local city hall there are very long queues of kids for the free ice cream, free toys, free games and lots of other free stuff. No-one is turned away.

      • marc
        January 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm

        Did you know that ENgland and the UK dont even acknowledge the world-wide Childrens day.

        • Richard Barrow
          January 12, 2015 at 6:38 am

          did you also know they don’t acknowledge Songkran or Loy Krathong?

          • marc
            January 13, 2015 at 1:50 am

            @ Richard: my comment was directed at David who was questioning whether Homeless Kids get to be involved in the Thai Childrens Day. (it seemed like his comment was a bit sarcastic about the Thai people excluding the less well-off people in their society).
            So, I pointed out that England (for example) doesnt even do as much as that. there is no childrens day recognized in the UK, despite it being recognized by almost HALF of the countries in the world.
            (which basically shows England to be even less caring than Thailand, in this situation, (regarding Davids comment)).
            your comment about the UK not recognizing songkran or Loy Kratong is irrelevant because these days are 100% Thai festivals (with the exception of a few local surrounding countries).
            Childrens day is just as important (symbolically) as mothers and fathers day. – Though personally I dont really care for any of them.

          • Richard Barrow
            January 13, 2015 at 6:36 am

            Sorry for the misunderstanding. When I reply in the back end of my blog I don’t get to see the comments in the right order.

  2. Margaret Collins
    January 13, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Hi Richard I did not know that there was a children’s day in Thailand till I looked at your web page I have a half Thia granddaughter in Thailand pattia she is now 10 years old I have not seen he for 7and a half years and missing her Badley my onley son Stephen died in Thailand in 2, and 8 the only news I get about Jenny my granddaughter is from my late sons best friend who is married to a Thia woman Jenny’s mum doesent give me enough feedback through email since my son passed on I have taughet my self Internet Skype and Facebook but I prefer to do email this I s the only way I can see how my granddaughter is doing but it is better than nothing I lost my sons father in July after nursing him for the last 8years so maby now I can get a plan together to see Jenny as soon as I can if you can give me any info and help I would be so gratefull yours sincerley Margaret collins

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