• Short Summary

    THAILAND CELEBRATED CHILDREN'S DAY ON A GRAND SCALE LAST WEEKEND. IN BANGKOK, ITS CAPITAL, THERE?

  • Description

    THAILAND CELEBRATED CHILDREN'S DAY ON A GRAND SCALE LAST WEEKEND. IN BANGKOK, ITS CAPITAL, THERE WAS A LARGE TURN OUT OF CHILDREN, LEADERS OF TOMORROW, AT A MASSIVE PARADE OF DANCERS AND MUSICIANS.

    THE COLOURFULLY DRESSED PERFORMERS WHO WERE SELECTED FOR THEIR ACTING ABILITY, ENTERTAINED THEIR LARGE YOUNG ON-LOOKERS WITH CLASSICAL DANCES AND MUSIC.

    A PROFESSIONAL THAI DANCER, IS SEEN HERE TELLING A STORY TO THE YOUNG AUDIENCE. HER GRACEFUL BODY AND HAND MOVEMENTS EXPLAIN IT ALL - NO WORDS WERE NEEDED.

    WHILE THE YOUNGER ONES WERE BEING ENTERTAINED, THE GIRLS IN THE OLDER AGE GROUP, WERE BUSY EXHIBITING THEIR TALENTS IN A DOMESTIC SCIENCE CLASS. SOME WERE CARVING FIGURINES OUT OF BRINJALS (ASIAN VEGETABLE), OTHERS WERE MAKING ARTIFICIAL ROSES.

    THE THAI ARMED FORCE, TOO. JOINED THE GOVERNMENT IN ENTERTAINING THE CHILDREN, THE PRAMANE GROUNDS IN BANGKOK, WAS TURNED INTO A BATTLE FIELD. THE TRACTORS, TANKS AND HELICOPTER ATTRACTED THE BOYS MOST. SOME GOT INTO THE DRIVER'S SEAT AND PRETENDED THAT THEY WERE MANOEUVRING THE SHOWPIECES.

    ANOTHER FAVOURITE OUTING SPOT FOR THE BOYS WAS THE LUMPINI PARK SWIMMING POOL, ALSO IN BANGKOK. HERE, SHAVE WAS UNKNOWN AS THEY SLIPPED OUT OF THEIR CLOTHES AND WADED INTO THE POOL IN THEIR BIRTHDAY SUITS. GIRLS WERE NOT ALLOWED AT THIS POOL AS IT WAS EXCLUSIVE FOR THE BOYS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA60ORZ9QGVO3KXQ9QVWW4UP9VX
    Media URN:
    VLVA60ORZ9QGVO3KXQ9QVWW4UP9VX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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