They celebrate National Children’s Day (Wan Dek) in Thailand on the second Saturday of January every year. The next one is on Saturday 10th January 2016. 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.
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 2559: เด็กดี หมั่นเพียร เรียนรู้ สู่อนาคต
Children’s Day 2016 Motto: “Good children are diligent and crave for learning, for a bright future.”