• Short Summary

    IN A CEREMONY ENDING THE BUDDHIST LENT LAST SUNDAY BEAUTIFULLY CARVED DECORATED BOATS IN VARIOUS SHAPES AND SIZES GLIDED DOWN THE CHAO PHYA RIVER ACCOMPANIED BY THE RHYTHMIC CHANTING OF THE COLOURFULLY CLAD BOATMEN.

  • Description

    IN A CEREMONY ENDING THE BUDDHIST LENT LAST SUNDAY BEAUTIFULLY CARVED DECORATED BOATS IN VARIOUS SHAPES AND SIZES GLIDED DOWN THE CHAO PHYA RIVER ACCOMPANIED BY THE RHYTHMIC CHANTING OF THE COLOURFULLY CLAD BOATMEN.

    THAI GIRLS, DRESSED IN THEIR BEST CLOTHES, TOOK PART IN THE CEREMONY BY THROWING LOTUS BLOSSOMS TO PEOPLE ON BOARD THE BOAT.

    THE END OF LENT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FESTIVALS OF BUDDISM. ACCORDING TO THAI TRADITION THE PEOPLE IN EVERY HOME SHOULD GO OUT AND GIVE DONATIONS TO CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS, BUT THE BIGGEST RECIPIENTS OF THESE ALMS ARE OFTEN THE BUDDHIST MONKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3FXHCFS8NNFENK3UPT12LNXON
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FXHCFS8NNFENK3UPT12LNXON
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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