Blessings and buffets for elephants on their day

Elephants at the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace enjoy a banquet of fruit and veg on National Elephant Day, Monday. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)

Elephant kraals across the country held merit-making ceremonies and organised buffet feasts for their animals on Monday, which was Thai Elephant Day.

At Lampang in the North, the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre in Hang Chat district dressed up 40 elephants to offer alms to nine monks, who blessed them with holy water in return.

Residents of the district took part in the gala day, organising a buffet for the beasts with Thai and foreign visitors also there to witness and enjoy the big event.

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