On December 5th, 2020 we celebrated Father’s Day in Thailand. The significance of Father’s Day is that it is the birthday of the last King, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (born on December 5th, 1927).
His Majesty is fondly remembered for his kindness and compassion. He was considered an inspirational role model and a father who was devoted, not only to his family, but to his people.
He is still very much revered and he remains in the hearts of the Thai people.
On this date, to represent our respect and appreciation for the King, there are a large number of celebrations and festivities across the country annually.
After his death in 2016, the date served as an annual opportunity to remember the late King, “The Father of our nation”.
On the occasion of Father’s Day, the Thai people pay respect to their father and grandfather, often offering a Canna flower, also known as dok phuttha raksa (ดอกพุทธรักษา) in the Thai language.
The thai culture and history is included in our Thai curriculum at Didyasarin International Preparatory School.
We believe our students should learn, experience, and become inspired by the histories of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and to connect with Thai culture which traditional students are able to preserve in society while living in the country.
In the classroom, students learn about the history and the
importance of what the King His Majesty King Rama IX has done for the Thai people for the past 70 years through books, pictures, news and music.
Students demonstrate an understanding by communicating with teachers and friends in a circle and by drawing pictures.
We appreciate the idea that students have different ways of expressing themselves. In addition, there is also a collaboration with the homeroom teacher to organize this Father’s Day event
On December 4th, 2020 at D-PREP we had a Father’s Day Celebration. In the morning, Primary students performed on stage by reading poems, singing for their fathers and father figure, and giving garlands to their fathers and father figure in each class.
We also had a celebration in the afternoon for the Nursery and Kindergarten classes.
Father’s Day Celebration from Nursery 1 to Kindergarten 2
Father’s Day also acts as a remembrance of King Bhumibol and his birthday. D-PREP will hold a Father’s Day event every year to maintain the traditions for students and their families.