Thailand celebrates National Elephant Day today

PUBLISHED ON TUE, MAR 13, 2018 1:51 PM

Thailand celebrates National Elephant Day today 

By Thai PBS

 

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Thailand today (March 13) celebrated the National Elephant Day with various elephant camps and zoos across the country holding activities to promote elephat protection.

 

Some elephant parks also held Buddhist rituals where the animals are thoroughly scrubbed and showered before monks are invited to perform ceremonies to wipe away bad luck and wish for good luck for the elephants and their mahouts.

 

In Ayutthaya, plenty of banquets of fruits and canes are prepared for the elephant. In Chiang Mai, the Thai Elephant Conservation Center also held a big festival that featured the blessing ceremony executed by Buddhist monks. Large crowds come together to get blessed together with elephants.

 

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