Christmas Celebrations at ACEP: 2019 ACEP Christmas Fair
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019 was a very special day at Assumption College English Program as the members of our school Family joined together for the 2019 ACEP Christmas Fair. This annual event is organized to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays. The event is also a great opportunity to build strong relationships between the many members of the ACEP Family. The proceeds from the 2019 ACEP Christmas Fair will go towards the Teacher Welfare Fund and Teacher Development Fund.
The celebrations started at 8:00 am with a Holy Mass held in the Multipurpose Room in the Trinity Building. The Mass was led by Father Thananchai Kitsamak and Father Wuttikrai Chinnalai from Saint Anna’s Catholic Church and was attended by ACEP Brothers, Catholic students, parents, teachers and administrators, as well as student representatives.
After the mass, the members of the ACEP community joined a procession from ACEP’s statue of the Virgin Mary, which is located in the centre of the roundabout on the school’s entrance road, to the red bricks courtyard between the Ave Maria and Regina Coeli Buildings where a Christmas Crib and a large Christmas tree have been set up. The celebrations then continue with the Blessing of the Christmas Tree and Switching on of the Christmas Lights. Then, Father Thananchai Kitsamak, Father Wuttikrai Chinnalai Bro. Surasit Sukchai, Director, Bro. Dr. Siriroj Viriyasirimongko and Bro. Supharoek Singhaphan, Vice Directors, representatives of the School Board, Board of Directors, teachers, parents, students and workers, presented flower arrangements to the statue of Baby Jesus.
Following the religious part of today’s celebrations, the Opening of the 2019 ACEP Christmas Fair was held on the large stage set up in front of the flag poles. During the Opening Ceremony, Bro. Surasit Sukchai delivered the speech about the importance of today’s activities and wished everyone a fun day. The 2019 ACEP Christmas Fair was officially opened by the ACEP Brothers, the two Catholic Fathers and VIP guests, and school administrators with confetti crackers! After the official opening and the first round of lucky draw, everyone had the opportunity to watch performances and enjoy a variety of games with chances to win great prizes. There were also many booths around our campus selling food and other products.
In the afternoon, all the participants gathered for the final round of the Lucky Draw. A large number of prizes were given including bicycles, toys, drones, Apple Watch, iPhones, iPads and gold!
Everyone who attended today’s event, which had a truly festive atmosphere, had a wonderful time. We would like to say thank you to all the families and members of our school community for joining this event. We wish all ACEP families a very Merry Christmas and a happy, successful and safe New Year.
We look forward to seeing all students again when classes resume after the Christmas/New Year holiday on Thursday, January 2, 2020.