• Short Summary

    THAILAND, LIKE OTHER BUDDHIST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, BEGAN BUDDHIST LENT ON WEDNESDAY (JULY 14).?

  • Description

    THAILAND, LIKE OTHER BUDDHIST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, BEGAN BUDDHIST LENT ON WEDNESDAY (JULY 14). RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES MARKING THE OCCASION, WERE HELD THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND PEOPLE FROM NEARLY EVERY HOUSE, PARTICIPATED IN COMMUNITY PRAYERS.

    THE CELEBRATION AT THE HEADQUARTERS IN BANGKOK OF THE WORLD FELLOWSHIP OF BUDDHISTS WAS ATTENDED BY PRINCESS POON PISMAI DISKUL, PRESIDENT OF THE FELLOWSHIP AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.

    THE CEREMONY BEGAN WITH THE LIGHTING OF CANDLES ON A HUGE BUDDHIST ALTAR BY PRINCE BIDYLABH, PRESIDENT OF THE CEREMONY. THE WORLD FELLOWSHIP OF BUDDHISTS SET UP ITS HEADQUARTERS IN THAILAND FOUR YEARS AGO.

    ONLY VEGETARIAN FOOD WAS DISTRIBUTED BY THE GUESTS TO MONKS AND NOVICES FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BRITAIN, BURMA, CAMBODIA, CEYLON, TAIWAN, INDIA, JAPAN, LAOS, MALAYSIA, SWITZERLAND, TIBET, SOUTH VIETNAM AND THAILAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA35CUZXHYFDWQJBK6G2I4VL6VU
    Media URN:
    VLVA35CUZXHYFDWQJBK6G2I4VL6VU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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