Ploughing ceremony sorcerers predict good harvests, rising GNP, flourishing stock market and ice-cream and cake for everyone. Which is the same prediction as last year, and the year before and the year before that etc. The Ploughing ceremony is a fine example of “Thainess” (which is a term invented by government bureaucrats to denote whatever dull thing they like). Public apathy for the event would seem to be increasing because nobody in Bangkok knows what a “plough” is, and nobody, including the Reuters correspondent, can remember what “oxen” were for.
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