Graduation ceremony in Thailand

Sawatdee ka,

Yesterday my little brother Mink, who you saw in my several videos graduated from Law Faculty of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. My family, my relatives and I went to congratulate him and I would like to share some photos to show what the Thai graduation is like.

For Government universities the graduates will be given the diplomas by the HRH Crown Prince or Her Royal Highness Princess Pra-Tape or Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn. Only the graduates are allowed to be in the ceremony hall. All the relatives and friends have to wait outside.

Every graduate must wear the graduation gown over the student uniform.  The shoes have to be black with no decoration. Male graduates have to wear black socks, hair has to be short and no mustache and beard. Female graduates have to wear stockings, no hair accessories. Jewelry and accessories are not allowed to wear. Mobile phones are not allowed to be carried in to the ceremony hall.

When the graduates come out from the hall, they will take a lot of photos with friends and enjoy the cheering from their junior students.


Mink was surrounded by his juniors. He gave them an envelope with some money inside after they finished cheering. It is a graduation tradition.


I have a video lesson teaching how to say ‘congratulation in Thai here:

And this is me on my graduation day, oh well it has been six years already , but I still remember the joy I had 🙂

Learn Thai with Mod key learning points:

บัณฑิต [ban-dìd] = graduate(n.)

งานรับปริญญา [ngaan ráp bpà-rin-yaa] = graduation ceremony

ปริญญา[bpà-rin-yaa] = diploma

แสดงความยินดี[sà-daeng kwaam yin-dii] = congratulate

ยินดีด้วยนะ[yin-dii dûai ná] = Congratulation!


How is the graduation in your country like?



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36 Responses to Graduation ceremony in Thailand

  1. John 21/07/2012 at 22:13 #

    ว่า ว่า ว่า ว่า ว่า ว่า ว่า ว่า ว่า

    • Mod 26/07/2012 at 07:52 #

      555 คุณจอห์นจำได้แล้วใช่มั้ยคะ 🙂

  2. John 21/07/2012 at 01:14 #


    • John 21/07/2012 at 02:52 #

      It seems like there is something missing or wrong in my previous sentence other than the spelling of your brother’s name. Please correct my attempt to have you tell him “congratulatoins” for me.

      • Mod 21/07/2012 at 11:10 #

        ขอบคุณค่ะคุณจอห์น ชื่อของน้องชายมดเขียนแบบนี้ค่ะ >> มิ้ง

        คุณจอห์นพูดเกือบถูกแล้วค่ะแค่เขียนชื่อมิ้งผิดนิดเดียวค่ะ “บอกมิ้งว่ายินดีด้วยนะ” 🙂

  3. Keith 20/07/2012 at 21:39 #

    เพราะว่าผมดูรูปใน facebook แล้วก็สังเกตว่า “juniors” รอบ ๆ คุณ Mink ส่วนใหญ่เป็นสาวครับ 🙂

  4. David 20/07/2012 at 21:34 #

    Wow. Very high regard for graduates in Thailand. You both look very professional. You always share such interesting things. 🙂

    Soot-sap-daa hai sa-nuk na

  5. Keith 20/07/2012 at 10:01 #

    ดูเหมือนว่าน้องชายของคุณเป็นที่นิยมกับสาวสวยหลาย ๆ คนครับ 🙂

    • Mod 20/07/2012 at 10:16 #

      555 คุณคีธรู้ได้ยังไงคะ

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