First Week, My Experience

Day 7th-Mother’s Day

Thursday, 8th August 2019

As usual in the morning I prepare my self, breakfast, then walk to school with Amanda. Today there are no lessons because this school celebrate Mother’s Day.

Actually, Mother’s Day is celebrated on 12th August ,  Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday. It’s a national holiday in Thailand. We wear light blue shirt to celebrate Mother’s Day. Thailand such as government offices, schools, department stores, etc. decorate their buildings with the portrait of the Queen, blue flags and garlands. People also ware blue shirts representing the Queen Sirikit’s birthday color of Friday.

Mother’s Day is a highly special occasion celebrated across the globe for honoring mothers and their love for their children. Schools in Thailand typically host a Mother’s Day ceremony. On the special day, mothers come to their child’s school and each child kneels at his or her mother’s feet, paying respect to mom for all that she has done for them. It’s very common to see mothers wiping tears from their eyes and many children doing the same in this joyous and proud moment.

After the flag ceremony, students are perform am song and dance for their mother. Then the parents’ representatives sit in front of the stage and their children say thankyou and apologies to their mothers. Students give their own handmade card to gift their mothers.

During the day, some students dress up in mosquito costumes, some also play musical instruments, there are also students who carry posters and leaflets for the dengue counseling carnival. Students and teachers walk around the area around the school for about an hour. Even though the weather is hot, they are still enthusiastic about carnival.

After they returned to school, student teachers danced using mosquito costumes that made students laugh and be entertained. Then they provide knowledge about dengue fever and how to prevent dengue fever.

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