Happy Wan Dek to Thai Children!
Today is the day of Thai children. The Children’s Day, which is called Wan Dek in Thai is not to be confused with the World Children's Day which is celebrated on 20 November each year. Wan Dek is unique to Thailand and it is being celebrated annually, every second Saturday in January.
This special day gives children the opportunity to have fun and to gain awareness about their role in the development of Thailand.
There is a Thai saying that emphasized the children’s importance for the nation; "Children are the future of the nation, if the children are intelligent, the country will be prosperous."
Both governmental offices and the private sector organize activities to honor children and to reinforce good virtues and values which are crucial for the future of Thailand. The prime minister of Thailand shares a motto with Thai children each year, for the children to memorize it throughout the year and be at their best whilst working for the future of their countries.
This year, the Children’s Day is celebrated on 09 January. Happy Children’s Day too all children!Photo credit : Saimai-saelim