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Island readies for annual Children’s Day

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: Prepare for the hustle and bustle of a day full of entertainment and fun activities as Phuket celebrates Children’s Day this Saturday.

The first Children’s Day in Thailand was in 1956, since then government leaders have annually branded the event with a slogan. This year, the slogan created by Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is ‘knowledge and virtue together will move us into the future’.

“We acknowledge how important children are to our society, so the annual Children’s Day festivities will be held to promote the roles and rights of children who will grow up to be adults and drive our country forward,” said Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansupana.

Here is a schedule of some of the events taking place on January 9:

Phuket International Hospital:
8:30am to noon: There will be a variety of games, entertainment and information offered by doctors, nurses and medical staff to spark inspiration for those who want to pursue the field of medicine.

Phuket Town:
Phuket City Municipality will hold Children’s Day festivities at Saphan Hin, with a certificate-giving ceremony to acknowledge the achievements of outstanding children. Additionally, there will be more than 30 educational booths arranged by multiple schools, activities for kids and parents, as well as free food and drinks.


8am to 3pm: The event will be held at Loma Park on Patong’s beachfront road, offering a variety of entertainment and food.

Cape Panwa:

9am to 4pm: Kids get free admission to Phuket Aquarium, where they can experience the marvels of the underwater world.

8:30am to 3pm: There will be many unique opportunities for kids joining the fun at the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command base, including the chance to board the ship Saiburi and step inside a helicopter.

8:30am to noon: There will be giveaways and activities at Suan Sri Phuvanart Park, including student performances, live music and a magic show.


8am to 3pm: The Rassada Municipality Office will hold games and contests and offer a variety of mouthwatering food.

8:30am to 3:30pm: Activities and entertainment will be on offer at Prince of Songkhla University Phuket Campus on Wichitsongkram Road.

— Panassaya Jaengjamras


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