Father’s Day
January 9, 2015

December 5th  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 underlines the contribution and compassion His Majesty the King makes to and has for his subjects.  It is also regarded as National Father’s Day.



Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Father’s Day is also celebrated to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children.



Thewphaingarm School’s Father’s Day celebrations took place on Thursday 4th December this year in the school’s fourth floor grand hall, and as usual, was a fantastic occasion. The event began with senior staff paying their respect to His Majesty the King while everyone in the hall sang a series of traditional and royal songs. The audience was then presented with a video about the life of His Majesty the King, and a short movie about the roles of fathers in Thai society which highlighted the sacrifices they make for their children.



The next part of the event was a series of stage shows performed by many of our students. Kindergarten students performed one of their delightfully bouncy dance routines, which had everyone cheering and clapping. TSEP Primary students then performed a tremendous show which demonstrated collaboration between all of our younger students, and senior students performed a play. Other shows were also quite an experience to have the pleasure of watching.



At the end of the event fathers took to the stage and were seated so that their sons and daughters could sit with them and show their respects. The event concluded with a moving speech from one of our students’ fathers, followed by all of the students singing a song to their fathers.