Archive for November, 2013

Teach Them to Appreciate Life on Children’s Day!

Universal Children's Day

Team JTTJ wishes everyone a happy children’s day. Today that is 20th November the world celebrates a universal children’s day. The First children’s day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954. The main agenda was to encourage all countries to appoint a day to celebrate childhood. This according to them was believed to create mutual exchange and understanding among children and initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children. November 20 is Read more [...]

Bring in the Good Luck Wave out the Bad Luck

Happy Loi Krathong

Happy Loi Krathong!!! Once again it’s that time of the year when entire Thailand turns into a magical spectacle, almost like a scene from a fairytale. The pleasantly cool November nights and the warmth of the glittering Karthongs is perfect setting to melt the hardest heart and bring a smile on the saddest face. Loi Krathong occurs on the full moon of the 12th month of traditional Thai lunar calendar, which is usually around November in the Georgian calendar. It is said that the festival started Read more [...]

Toying With Words at the Anti-Drugs Thai Language Triathlon

National Crossword Puzzle Competition at KKOZ

  At Khao Kheow Open Zoo it is our pleasure to announce that the national crossword puzzle competition being held inside the zoo is now coming to an exciting end. The competition was organized by the Thai Crossword Puzzle Club, with an aim to develop students’ abilities to read, write and speak Thai language correctly. More than 200 high school and college students initially participated in the multi-round crossword competition. The semi-final round was attended by 16 semi finalists and Read more [...]

Happy Shichi-Go-San!!!

Seven Five Three Festival Japan

Every country has bizarre and interesting traditions. One such interesting country is Japan. Japan has a special festival dedicated to birthdays. It is called the ‘Shichi-Go-San’ festival. It literally translates to Seven-Five-Three. Celebrations of this day are especially for all children turning the age of three, five and seven. ‘Shichi-Go-San’ festival had originated in the Heian Period. It was initiated by court nobles. Majority of Asian culture is influence by Hinduism and in Hinduism Read more [...]

Enlightening With The Festival Spirit, Happy Diwali!!

Happy Diwali

The festival of lights, Diwali is here again. Once again there will be happiness in the air and love in the sweets. This Hindu festival of great importance is celebrated to commemorate the victory and return of Lord Rama after his 14 year exile as per the Hindu mythology Ramayana. This day is celebrated on the 13 day of Hindu month Ashwin. Usually a four day festival, it is a symbolic celebration of good winning over evil. By lighting oil lamps and lanterns we believe that humanity is spreading Read more [...]