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Royal Thai Embassy in Tel-Aviv holds Songkran Celebration in Moshav Arugot

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On April 13, 2012, Mr. Jukr Boon-long, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Royal Thai Embassy in Tel-Aviv, Israel, attended a Thai traditional Songkran celebration in Moshav Arugot, which houses about 200 Thai agriculturalists.


Early on the celebration, a religious ceremony, chaired by Israeli Buddhist monks, was held for good luck of Thai workers. The workers then performed a traditional rod nam dam  hua ceremony to seek blessing from the Thai ambassador, senior government officials, and  their Israeli employers.


Many activities were also held at the event, including buggy car racing, singing contest, futsal and sepak-takraw competitions.


 Moshav Arugot is located in Be-‘er Tuva, central Israel, with a population of 800, mainly Jewfishes migrated from Poland and Romania.