Wai Khru is a traditional Thai ceremony performed in Thai schools at the beginning of the school year and always held on a Thursday. It dates back to mythical times when the first great teacher was called Pharuehut Sabhadee. Pharuehut is Thai for Thursday.
In a ceremony led by the students, students paid their respects to their teachers by presenting them with flowers and then promised to do their best for them throughout the year. It was a lovely ceremony which made children and staff think about the value of an education while appreciating and respecting a Thai tradition.
A young student presents a flower garland to his teacher, showing the utmost respect during the school’s Wai Khru ceremony.