• Short Summary

    Thai Buddhists celebrated their New Year last weekend (15-16 April) with traditional parades and dances in Bangkok and other parts of the country.

  • Description

    1.
    GTV Boat arriving at quayside, people disembarking (2 shots)
    0.08

    2.
    GV & SV People in streets (2 shots)
    0.22

    3.
    LV & SV People watering shrine (2 shots)
    0.29

    4.
    SV People lighting joss-sticks
    0.32

    5.
    SV Girl releases small birds
    0.38

    6.
    GV Crowd in street
    0.42

    7.
    LV Fireboat squirting water
    0.45

    8.
    SV & GV Young girls march in parade through streets (5 shots)
    1.05

    9.
    GTV Festival Queen on float
    1.10



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Thai Buddhists celebrated their New Year last weekend (15-16 April) with traditional parades and dances in Bangkok and other parts of the country.

    The emphasis was, as usual, on water. Thailand's eligible bachelors demonstrate their affection for young girls by drenching them with water from toy pistols or plastic bags.

    The most important part of the observations is prayer. Shrines are decorated with flowers and joss-sticks while devotees pour lustral water over statues of Buddha.

    On Sunday, during the last hours of the New Year observations, residents of the Thai capital crowded the streets for a big parade. One of the big attractions are the girls who march to the city's main temple. They also release small birds from cages to show their love for animals.

    The procession's highlight was the Festival Queen who rode a special float as young girls walked alongside.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4RSK2MVRCC032IMY73DE9O4YN
    Media URN:
    VLVA4RSK2MVRCC032IMY73DE9O4YN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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