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.
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
from our school wrote about what they did on Children's Day this
year. The pictures above show the Naval Museum in Samut Prakan
which had special events for children on that day.
Wichaya (a twelve year
old girl): "On
Children's Day, I went to Ancient City with my friends. My father
drove the car for us around the park. We saw lots of interesting
Thai buildings. There was a waterfall with a lot of rocks. I
climbed on the rocks with my friends and took a lot of pictures.
We ate lunch at the floating market. I ate noodles with beef.
It tasted so good. We went home at about 3.00 p.m. I didn't want
to go home. I liked it there so much. I want to go there again."
Chonticha (a twelve
year old girl):
"On Children's Day, I went to the Crocodile Farm. It was
free for children. I went with my mother, sisters and my aunt.
I watched the Elephant Show and the Wreslting Crocodile Show.
After that I looked at the crocodiles and the other animals and
ate some food. We then sat on a train around the Crocodile Farm."
Rewadee (a twelve year
old girl): "In
the morning I went to the town hall with my family. The weather
was very hot. There were many children playing games. Next we
went by bus to the Navy Academy. We went on a big boat and watched
a dog show. It was fun.
Most of the above places the
children have written about are in Samut Prakarn Province. If
you want further information then you can visit our A
Virtual Tour of a Thai City
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