Children’s Day In Thai: Crucial Info About This Great Yearly Event

Children's Day In Thai-ling app

Coming from a Western culture, the concept of Children’s Day was new to me. A designated event on the calendar for children doesn’t exist in England, but when I got to Thailand, I understood that it could be a fun experience. Today we’re going to look at what happens on Children’s Day as well as some useful vocabulary and phrases to help you talk about Children’s Day in Thai.

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Vocabulary In Thai Related To Children

Here is some basic vocabulary to help you on your language-learning journey and to celebrate children’s day.

EnglishThaiThai scriptSound
AdolescentWạyrùnวัยรุ่น
BabyThī̀rạkที่รัก
BirthKār keidการเกิด
ChildDĕkเด็ก
ChildishH̄ǹx mnæ̂mหน่อมแน้ม
DaughterLūks̄āwลูกสาว
FamilyTrakūlตระกูล
KindergartenXnubālอนุบาล
NewbornThārk ræk keidทารกแรกเกิด
NurseryNex s̄ sex rī̀เนอสเซอรี่
ParentsP̄hū̂ pkkhrxngผู้ปกครอง
ToysK̄hxnglènของเล่น
Children's Day In Thai - girl taking a photo on her bed

What Is The National Children’s Day Festival?

The first thing to say is that in 2023 the day happens on January 14th and is celebrated annually(alas, it’s not a public holiday). It takes place on the second Saturday of every January and in Thai is known as Wan Dek or วันเด็กแห่งชาติ

Thai Children’s Day is separate from the Children’s Day designated by the U.N., which takes place on November 20th. Wan Dek is its own institution!

In Thailand, there’s a palpable sense that children are the future of the nation and, what’s more, a valuable resource. A popular Thai saying notes that “Children are the future of the country. If the children are bright, then the country will be prosperous.”

Each Children’s Day has a theme and slogan such as 2019’s “Good children are diligent and crave for learning, for a bright future.” It isn’t just put forward by the Prime Minister’s office or someone from the government house but actually comes directly from the prime minister himself.

So what happens on Children’s Day in Thailand? As you might expect, it’s a day where children are put first, much the same way as we might in the West with Christmas. Parents, schools, and charities like the Thai Red Cross Museum organize trips to places like the zoo or a local theme park, and there are special events at galleries as well as army, navy and royal Thai air force bases. It’s also worth noting that on this day, children under 14 get to ride on the MRT and BTS for free.

Vocabulary In Thai Related To Children’s Day

Another list! Are you ready?

EnglishPronunciationThaiSound
AmbitiousThayexthayānทะเยอทะยาน
CelebrationKār c̄helim c̄hlxngการเฉลิมฉลอง
Good behaviourPhvtikrrm thī̀ dīพฤติกรรมที่ดี
FestivalNgān theṣ̄kālงานเทศกาล
FunS̄nukสนุก
FutureXnākhtอนาคต
FireworksDxkmị̂fịดอกไม้ไฟ
FreeFrīฟรี
MottoP̣hās̄ʹitภาษิต
MuseumPhiphiṭhp̣hạṇṯh̒พิพิธภัณฑ์
ParadeK̄hbwn phāh̄erdขบวนพาเหรด
School playRongreīyn lènโรงเรียนเล่น
TeacherKhrūครู
Children's Day In Thai - siblings brother and sister in the garden

Phrases In Thai Related To Children’s Day

Yeah, yeah, vocabulary is good. But are you ready to string it together into full sentences?

EnglishPronunciationThaiSound
Children are the futureDĕk khụ̄x xnākhtเด็กคืออนาคต
Do children enjoy Children’s Day In Thailand?Dĕk «s̄nuk kạb wạn dĕk nı pratheṣ̄thịy h̄rụ̄x mị̀?เด็ก ๆ สนุกกับวันเด็กในประเทศไทยหรือไม่?
Do you have a son or daughter?Khuṇ mī lūkchāy h̄rụ̄x lūks̄āw?คุณมีลูกชายหรือลูกสาว?
Is there a good parade in Bangkok?Mī k̄hbwn phāh̄erd thī̀ dī nı krungtheph h̄rụ̄x mị̀?มีขบวนพาเหรดที่ดีในกรุงเทพหรือไม่?
My whole family loves Children’s DayKhrxbkhrạw k̄hxng c̄hạn rạk wạn dĕkครอบครัวของฉันรักวันเด็ก
Now is the time to celebrate!T̄hụng welā c̄helim c̄hlxng læ̂w!ถึงเวลาเฉลิมฉลองแล้ว!
What are your plans for Children’s Day?Wạn dĕk khuṇ mī p̄hæn ca thả xarị?วันเด็กคุณมีแผนจะทำอะไร?
What is the motto for Children’s Day this year?Khảk̄hwạỵ wạn dĕk pī nī̂ khụ̄x xarị?คำขวัญวันเด็กปีนี้คืออะไร?
Where can we see the fireworks?Reā ca dūd xk mị̂ fị dị̂thī̀ h̄ịn?เราจะดูดอกไม้ไฟได้ที่ไหน?
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Now you’re ready to celebrate Thai national children’s day with these handy Thai phrases. Do you feel confident enough now to go to a children’s day event in Thailand and fit seamlessly in with the locals?

One more thing, we told you a little about Ling at the beginning, but we have more to say. Ling uses cutting-edge technology to make learning as pain-free as possible. Practice with native audio, an AI chatbot, and SRS flashcards. You also have the ability to compare yourself to learners all around the world with our leaderboard.

It’s true that learning a language as a child is the easiest way to pick it up, but it’s never too late. We have collected success stories on our website from everyone from 10 years old to 80 years old.

As we’ve already mentioned, Thai is one of 60 languages, and if you find after six months you’ve sufficiently mastered Thai, you can seamlessly move on to another language. Perhaps Lao, Cambodian, or Vietnamese, all neighboring languages and which share some fascinating similarities.

If you liked this blog, think about checking out a few others, such as real estate vocabulary in Thai and popular names in Thai. We update the Thai blog numerous times per week, so will never be short of content to read up on.

See you again. And we hope you have a happy Children’s Day this January.

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