Royal Ploughing Ceremony

Royal Ploughing Ceremony

The Royal Plowing Ceremony (Khmer: ព្រះរាជពិធីបុណ្យច្រត់ព្រះនង្គ័ល or Preah Reach Pithi Chrot Preah Neangkol; Thai: พระราชพิธีพืชมงคล or Phra Ratchaphithi Phuetchamongkhon, ) is an ancient royal rite held in Cambodia and Thailand to mark the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season. The royal ploughing ceremony, called Lehtun Mingala (လယ်ထွန်မင်္ဂလာ, ) or Mingala Ledaw (မင်္ဂလာလယ်တော်), was also practiced in pre-colonial Burma until 1885 when the monarchy was abolished.

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