They have twice as many beliefs as there are religions and communities in the world. People have preserved their unique tradition for years and have been following it till date. Sometimes these beliefs are related to religion and sometimes for some other reason, but due to their being celebrated for years, they have become an important part of people’s life. One such belief is the Monkey Buffet Festival of Thailand. Explain in simple language, there is a festival of monkeys in Thailand in which a buffet is organized like weddings for monkeys.
According to reports, there is a city named Lopburi about 150 kilometers away from Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand). Every year a festival is celebrated in this Thai city called the ‘Monkey Buffet Festival’. The specialty of this festival is that it is prepared like a procession, arrangements are made for food in the buffet, decoration is done, but all this is not for humans, but for monkeys.
This festival is celebrated to show gratitude to the monkeys. (Photo: Richard Barrow via Twitter/@qikipedia)
festival for monkeys
The festival organizers provide fresh fruits, salads and Thai sweets for the monkeys and celebrate this festival in a very big procession. Now the question arises that what is the reason behind celebrating such a festival. People believe that this festival was started by a local businessman here. He believed that the number of monkeys in Lopburi was high, due to which tourists used to come here a lot and feed them. Soon the number of tourists increased and the business of traders also increased. In such a situation, he started giving parties to the monkeys so that more and more monkeys live in the city.
Monkeys have created ruckus in the city
During the Corona period, this city of Thailand is also getting troubled due to monkeys. According to the report of Daily Star, tourists used to come here from all over the world, who used to give food and drink to the monkeys, which used to feed their stomach, but due to the corona epidemic, people stopped coming and now it has reduced a lot. The lives of citizens have been ruined. Monkeys are now breaking into people’s cars, stealing goods from shops, fighting for food and their territory, and often even entering people’s homes. For a long time, the monkeys here live with humans, so now the fear for humans has also ended from inside them. In the year 2020, many monkeys were sterilized so that their population could be controlled, but this could not happen.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : July 31, 2022, 10:53 IST