A banquet of fresh fruit and vegetables is enjoyed by 70 elephants at Ayutthaya Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya province on Tuesday. (Photo by Sunthorn Pongpao)
Merit-making ceremonies and buffet feasts were on order for elephants in several provinces on Tuesday to mark Thai Elephant Day.
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alms : food, money, and other items that are given to Buddhist monks; money, clothes and food that are given to poor people - ของทำบุญ ของบริจาค
banquet : a formal meal for a large number of people, usually for a special occasion, at which speeches are often made - งานเลี้ยง, งานรื่นเริง
buffet : in a restaurant when food is arranged so that customers can come and put the plate themselves, usually as much as they can eat -
deceased : dead - ซึ่งตายแล้ว
holy : important in a moral and religious way - ศักดิ์สิทธิ์
jumbo : an elephant (the adjective jumbo means very large) -
mahout : someone who trains and drives elephants - ควาญช้าง, คนเลี้ยงช้าง
rite : a traditional ceremony, especially a religious one - พิธีกรรม (พระราชพิธี)
shrine : a place for worship which is holy because of a connection with a holy person or object - สถานที่บูชา