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.
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?
Phrases In Thai Related To Children’s Day
Yeah, yeah, vocabulary is good. But are you ready to string it together into full sentences?
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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.