STORY: This is Thailand's 'Royal Ploughing Ceremony'
attended by Thai farmers, King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida
The ceremony marks the start of rice cultivation season
Participants are quick to collect grains of rice, which is believed to be a divine gift
It's thought this special rice will help bring about lush rice fields and abundant crops
(Sainak Meeto, Farmer) “They said that this rice is something good, something bestowed from heaven, like a sacred gift. Our fields will look beautiful, the crops abundant. Our food will be nourishing and rich.”