National Teacher’s Day in Thailand.

National Teacher’s Day in Thailand.

Teacher’s day (วันครู Wan Kruu) is celebrated every year on January 16th in Thailand, it is also a school holiday. It is the day that teachers gather together to remember their first teachers.

Thai people believe that any field of work will have a teacher such as actors, dramatist, magician, astrologist and even boxers. Therefore, we need to have a Wai Kru ceremony to worship or respect the teacher.

The highlights of the day include religious activities, a ceremony of paying respect to teachers and activities to strengthen unity among teachers.

There is also วันไหว้ครู /Wan Wai Kru/ or Teachers’ Appreciation Day which is held shortly after the beginning of the term, on the first Thursday of June, as Thursday is traditionally the day of wisdom and teachers.

I still remember when I was a student, my classmate and I helped each other to arrange a flower tray for “Wai Kruu ceremony” (พีธีไหว้ครู) ; the children crawled up to the teachers on their knees, heads down, and presented them with flower tray with candles and incense (พานไหว้ครู).

The Students also recite the wai kru chant (บทไหว้ครู) , which expresses respect for, and gratitude to the teachers, and asks for the teachers’ blessing of their studies.
The flower trays given to the teachers have three specific flowers in them:

1. ดอกเข็ม (ixora) symbolizing wit (ความฉลาดหลักแหลม).

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2. ดอกมะเขือ (eggplant flowers) symbolizing respect (ความเคารพ ความอ่อนน้อมถ่อมตน)

ดอกมะเขือ

3. หญ้าแพรก [yâa prâek] (Burmuda Grass ; Wire Grass ; Dub Grass) symbolizing respect perseverance (ความอดทน)
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( http://learnthaiwithmod.com/2012/01/national-teachers-day/)

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Teacher’s day (วันครู Wan Kruu) is celebrated every year on January 16th in Thailand, it is also a school holiday. It is the day that teachers gather together to remember their first teachers.
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Thailand welcomes world’s first Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark.

Thailand welcomes world’s first Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark

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Bangkok, 13 October, 2014 – The highly-anticipated Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark has opened its doors on 3 October, 2014. This one-of-a-kind and first in the world waterpark boasts 30 world-class water rides and slides, live Cartoon Network entertainment shows, mascot meet and greets, thrills attractions and interactive water play fun.

Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, the Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, “The Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark will certainly become a must-visit attraction for tourists visiting Thailand, especially Pattaya. Cartoon Network’s characters are well-known and much-loved around the world, and we appreciate Amazon Falls and Turner International Asia Pacific for bringing the life of Cartoon Network’s heroes to Thailand in this one-of-a-kind attraction.”

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Cartoon Network Amazone is Thailand’s first international water theme park, as well as the new home away from home of Cartoon Network’s beloved heroes; such as, the Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 and Adventure Time. The facility is a licensed agreement between Amazon Falls, the developer of the waterpark, and Turner International Asia Pacific, the owner and operator of the Cartoon Network.

The waterpark has been designed to be a ‘daycation’ destination – an attraction like no other in Thailand or in Asia, a place where music and live entertainment with Cartoon Network characters would equally be as important as the water attractions, according to Mr. Liakat Dhanji, Chairman of Amazon Falls.

Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark features 10 themed-entertainment zones and also boasts captivating live and multimedia entertainment that incorporates the latest in interactive smart-screen technology.

The Omniverse Zone boasts some of the fastest water rollercoasters in the world, including a splash landing from a massive 23.4-metre high tower while the Adventure Zone is filled with spins, twists, tunnels and turns. The Cartoonival Zone has more than 150 water features to discover and is where fans can hang out with Ben 10, Chowder, the Powerpuff Girls and all other favourite Cartoon Network friends.

The Riptide Rapids is where guests of all ages can grab an inner tube at any of the landings along the 335-metre long route and ease into the relaxing retreat of this continuous flowing river that winds its way around Cartoon Network Amazone. The Mega Wave Zone is the place to bob up and down on the gentle waves or boogie board on the wavy waters while the Surfarena comes with flowrider instructors to teach new tricks and spins on surfing the waves that roll out at 56 kph.

Cartoon Network Amazone is located in the small seaside town of Bangsaray, about a 20-minute drive from Pattaya City and less than two hours from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. Open daily from      10.00 – 18.00 hrs.

For more information, please visit http://cartoonnetworkamazone.com

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Contact Information
International Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419
E-mail: prdiv3@tat.or.th
Website: www.tatnews.org
Facebook: TAT Newsroom
Twitter: TAT Newsroom

Father’s Day in Thailand

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December 5 is an important day in the Thai calendar because this is the day the country celebrates the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej(Rama IX),the monarch of Thailand. It is also regarded as a National Day. On another count, it is proclaimed National Father’s Day

This year Many people will take the following Friday off at work, and the  schools are closed on this day.

Any plan for daddy?

Phalanx rings- Midi rings

Phalanx rings, midi rings, mid knuckle rings or mid finger rings,you call them whatever you want.Wearing thin, delicate, strong midi- ring is the world’s newest popular fashion site.The ring metal is 10K yellow gold, decorated with diamonds, semi-precious stones, with the competitive prices for all ages. The idea is that you can wear it on top fingers or with the other rings. You can stack multiples on a  single finger all without feeling heavy handed.

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