• Short Summary

    NEW YEAR WAS OBSERVED NOT ONLY BY THE WEST BUT COUNTRIES IN THE EAST JOINED IN THE REVELRY.

  • Description

    NEW YEAR WAS OBSERVED NOT ONLY BY THE WEST BUT COUNTRIES IN THE EAST JOINED IN THE REVELRY. THIS IS BANGKOK, THE CAPITAL OF THAILAND, WHERE THE KING AND QUEEN LED THE THAI NATION IN CELEBRATING THE APPROACH OF THE NEW YEAR WITH RELIGIOUS RITES AT THE GRAND PALACE ON DECEMBER 31.

    THEY WORSHIPPED THE BUDDHA IMAGE UNDER THE NINE-TIERED WHITE UMBRELLA IN THE CHAKRI THRONE HALL AND THEN, WITH THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE VIJIRALONGKORN AND PRINCESS UBOLRAT RAJKANYA, SIRINTHORN AND CHULAPORN, MADE MERIT, OFFERING FOOD TO ABOUT 200 BUDDHIST MONKS.

    KING BUMIBHOL AND QUEEN SIRIKIT, HELPED BY THEIR CABINET MINISTERS ALSO DISTRIBUTED FOOD TO THE PRIESTS.

    IN OTHER PARTS OF THAILAND THREE WAS MUCH MERRY-MAKING TOO. NIGHT CLUBS WERE FULL AND DANCE HALLS WERE OPEN TILL LATE NEW YEAR MORNING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4QU6FAJ1KXAIKUWQ7Q4KWX9Y1
    Media URN:
    VLVA4QU6FAJ1KXAIKUWQ7Q4KWX9Y1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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