The festival to celebrate National Thai Children’s Day 2014 will take place on 11th January 2014 at Queen Sirikit’s Memorial Park in Hua Hin from 6 p.m.
The Hua Hin Mayor Mr. Nopporn Wutthikul commented that National Thai Children’s Day normally falls on the second Saturday of January.
This annual event aims to raise awareness among Thai people of the importance of Thai children and youth as the country’s future.
The first National Thai Children’s Day was held on the first Monday of October 1955, following a recommendation of the representative to the United Nations Social Welfare Fellow Mr. V M Kulkarni whose contribution to children’s welfare in India is internationally recognised. The National Children’s Day of Thailand took place on the first Monday of October from 1955 to 1963. In 1965, the date was changed to the first Saturday of January as it is a holiday and it unlikely to rain in the month.
With a major aim of promoting international child rights and Thai children’s social responsibility and self-discipline, the festival of National Thai Children’s Day throughout the country offers young participants activities that boost their knowledge and entertain them at the same time. The Hua Hin event includes stage performances by Hua Hin students and quizzes and free foods and drinks.
As an organiser of the event, the Hua Hin Municipality would like to invite parents and children to join the festival.
For more information, please contact the Education Division of the Hua Hin Municipality at tel. 032 532 433 ext. 402-3.