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Wakakusa Yamayaki (山焼き) Festival in Nara, Japan
Over the weekend, the annual Wakakusa Yamayaki (山焼き), or ‘mountain roast,’ took place in Nara, Japan. A group of Shinto priests starts the festival by carrying sacred fire to a shrine at the foot of Mount Wakakusa and igniting dead grass. A fire brigade stands by at all times, and onlookers from the city nearby are treated to a massive fireworks display as the hill catches fire. The tradition is over 400 years old, and it takes just under an hour for the fire to spread across the mountain.
Thailand Celebrates King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 85th Birthday
To see more of the festivites in Thailand, visit photos posted from the Royal Plaza (ลานพระบรมรูปทรงม้า) in Bangkok.
Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand’s king and the world’s longest-serving head of state, turns 85 years old today. King Bhumibol, also known as Rama IX, has ruled Thailand for more than 66 years, and is a popular figure throughout the country.
Many Thais, clad in yellow—a color symbolizing devotion to the monarch—have camped for days at the Royal Plaza in anticipation of the day’s festivities, which include fireworks, thousands of vividly colored marigolds, and a performance by Korean pop singer Psy.
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