• Short Summary

    It will be a bountiful agricultural season in Thailand this year if predictions made at the annual Ploughing Ceremony are proven right.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN Procession of buglers, participants and crowd (3 shots)
    0.22

    2.
    GV King and Queen arrive
    0.30

    3.
    MV Crowd
    0.34

    4.
    GV King and Queen at opening ceremony
    0.43

    5.
    MV PAN Women carry seeds in buckets
    0.53

    6.
    GV & SV Ploughing ceremony in progress (3 shots)
    1.14

    7.
    SV Man banging drum
    1.17

    8.
    SV Ceremony continues
    1.22

    9.
    MV ZOOM OUT TO CU King and Queen look on
    1.34

    10.
    GV Man throws seedling rice over ground and crowds watch (2 shots)
    1.50

    11.
    GV Crowd rush to ground where seeds sewn
    2.02



    Initials BJB/2305 BJB/2340



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: It will be a bountiful agricultural season in Thailand this year if predictions made at the annual Ploughing Ceremony are proven right.

    The Ceremony, attended by the King and Queen of Thailand, is a colourful ritual, designed to bring luck and fertility to the year's crops.

    Both Buddhist and the Brahmin faiths influence the Ploughing ceremony, which dates back to the Sukhothai period in the thirteenth century. As the King and queen look on, government and religious officials plough the ground with the help of sacred oxen, and then plant rice breeder seeds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA552BT2XT2TY1MY5UJ8OUH0JWI
    Media URN:
    VLVA552BT2XT2TY1MY5UJ8OUH0JWI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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