On our family walk at the park yesterday, I fortunately stumbled upon this very interesting sight I had really wished to see.This 7-year old Thai girl in yellow shirt that says "I love the King" is praying for the turtle before she would release it into the pond at the park. As I mentioned in my previous post that turtle is a symbol of long life here in Thailand, this girl is being led by her dad to say a prayer for good health, accident-free and long life for their family after the dad met an accident.
Do you notice the bruises on the dad's arm and leg? He was spared from a vehicle accident so they come to offer a turtle at the pond.
Not only did they offer turtle but also golden eels for their ancestors.
I was good only at capturing these pictures but I could not dare to hold these slimy snake-like creatures.
See how brave this girl is? She's now ready to release the wiggling offering for her dead ancestors.
It really looks and crawls like snake!
She's now releasing the eels one by one into the water.
And there they are- the golden eels lived happily ever after in their niche!