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National Labour Day/

Labor Day (วันแรงงานแห่งชาติ)

Labour Day/ Labor Day (วันแรงงานแห่งชาติ) on the 1st May is recognized by many countries as a day to pay respect to the workers working hard to help support the country. In Thailand we call this day May Day or National Labour (or Labor) Day. This is an occasion when many Thai’s take the day off and spend their time staying with family and friends, often there are parties to celebrate this holiday also.

Sometimes May 1st falls on a weekend in which case a substitute day is chosen in lieu of this. Normally, this is the following Monday.

There are 16 Thai National holidays per year and these are regulated by the Thai government. The government has the final say which days are celebrated and when. In Thailand if you are a government worker or bank worker there are some special holidays just for these groups too.

In this blog however, we are going to learn a little  Thai vocabulary associated with National Labour Day,

Thai Vocabulary

Labour / Labor = แรงงาน /raeng-ngaan/

National Labour Day = วันแรงงานแห่งชาติ /wan raeng-ngaan hàeng châat/

Substution = ชดเชย /chót-choey/

Worker = คนงาน, ผู้ใช้แรงงาน /kon-ngaan, pûu-chái-raeng-ngaan/

Construct =ก่อสร้าง /gòr-sâang/

Accommodate = อำนวยความสะดวก /am-nuai kwaam-sà-dùak/

Government = รัฐบาล /rát-ta-baan/

Bank = ธนาคาร /ta-naa-kaan/

Holiday = วันหยุด /wan-yùt/

Family = ครอบครัว /kràwp-krua/

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Worker = แรงงาน/ rɛɛngngaan

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Cleaner = พนักงานทำความสะอาด/ pánákngaantamkwaamsààat


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Building Contractor = ช่างก่อสร้าง/ châanggɔɔsâang

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Gardener = คนสวน/ konsǔan


We hope you have good time with family in National Labour Day!

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