Merry Christmas from Thailand

All of the writers at would like to wish all of our regular readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. These are pictures I took this morning of activities at the school where I teach. Although the majority of our students are Buddhists, they still wanted to have fun and a learn a little about another culture at the same time. As the students arrived at school this morning, they were greeted by Father Christmas and little angels who handed out candy.

During assembly, the students sang Christmas carols and danced around the Christmas tree. They also listened to a story about the birth of Jesus. Everyone had a lot of fun and I think they learned a little bit about the spirit of Christmas. They were certainly good at singing “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”. The kindergarten students also sang “Away in a Manager”. As I walked to school this morning, complete strangers wished me a “Merry Christmas”. Even a motrocycle taxi driver. I think this sharing of cultures is good. I have no problem with Thai people celebrating Christmas in their own unique way.

Do Thai people celebrate Christmas?

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