Royal Ploughing Ceremony

May 13, 2015 ICS Travel Group

Royal Ploughing Ceremony

Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Royal Ploughing Ceremony

Royal Ploughing Ceremony

Today marks the Royal Ploughing Ceremony in Thailand, an ancient royal rite held in many Asian countries to mark the traditional beginning of the rice growing season.

In the ceremony, people sow rice seed as two sacred oxen plough some ceremonial ground. After the ploughing, the oxen are offered plates of food, including rice, corngreen beanssesame, fresh-cut grass, water and rice whisky.

The oxen’s choice of food is seen as a prediction of whether the coming growing season will be bountiful or not.