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    Thailands National merit-making ceremony

    National merit-making ceremony held

    (BangkokPost.com) - Prime Minister's Office Minister Dhipavadee Meksawan presided over the opening of a five-day national merit-making ceremony Tuesday morning at Sanam Luang in Bangkok.

    The event began when she and other selected Buddhists gave food offerings to 181 monks to celebrate His Majesty the King's 80th anniversary this year.

    The event is held nationwide, from Tuesday to Sunday. The main ceremony in Bangkok is to be held at Sanam Luang and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and up-country at the provincial halls.

    Council for National Security chairman Sonthi Boonyaratkalin came up with the idea to hold the nationwide events with the hope to improve the country after the coup.

    Her Majesty the Queen will preside over the ceremony on Saturday at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is part of the Grand Palace complex that includes Wat Phra Kaeo.

    Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont will also join the event.

    This Saturday also marks the 225 years of the city pillar of Bangkok.

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    Bringing luck to the country

    Bringing luck to the country

    Prime Minister's Office Minister Khunying Dhipavadee Meksawan scatters petals on the offerings in a merit-making ceremony at Sanam Luang. The religious event yesterday, aimed at boosting the country's luck, was attended by 180 monks who collected alms from people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Council for National Security chairman Sonthi Boonyaratkalin came up with the idea to hold the nationwide events with the hope to improve the country after the coup.
    I would've thought that doing a good job and looking after the needs of the country would be a better idea, but what would a farang know about 'Thai wisdom'?

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