On May 12 at 6:12 p.m., His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Prince Patcharakitiyapha Narendira Thepwadee Krom Luang Ratchasarinee Siripatchara Maha Watcharajathida, left the Amphorn Sathan throne room of the Dusit Palace to go to the ubosot of Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram of the Grand Palace to participate in the royal plowing ceremony.
When His Highness arrived, he entered the Ubosot and lit incense sticks and candles. He then lit a candle to worship Phra Phuttha Maha Mani Rattana Patimakorn, His Highness, as well as to worship Phra Phuttha Yodfa Chulalok.
Later, His Highness lit incense sticks and candles to venerate Phra Khanthararat and then prayed for the fertility of the kingdom’s crops.
After completing the anointing of the goddess, His Highness went to pay his respects to the monks practicing the Buddha mantra. Her Majesty and Her Majesty the Queen poured the Thaksinotok and then Her Highness went to prostrate before the altar.
For the Royal Plowing Ceremony or popularly known as Rak Na ceremony, it is scheduled to be held in the sixth month of every year.
This year, the Ministry of Agriculture is ready to hold the Royal Ceremonies as part of the measures to monitor the spread of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) by reducing the number of people attending the ceremony by 50% and establishing a social distance.
In addition, since 1966, the Cabinet has approved the date of the royal plowing ceremony. It is also an annual “Farmer’s Day”, which this year falls on Thursday, May 12, 2022 for agricultural professionals to join the auspicious plant ceremony reaching the first Nakwan. For the prosperity of the agricultural profession, it can be said that it is a career that has great importance in driving the nation’s economy. There are also awards and honors given to farmers. National institutes of farmers and outstanding cooperatives of various types, including agricultural sages of the land qualifying as well as disseminating the work to the general public and taking it as a model in the practice guidelines as well.
For the royal rice varieties prepared at the royal ceremony, there are a total of 6 varieties, total weight 1,728 kilograms, namely 1) White Jasmine 105 amount 245 kilograms 2) Pathum Thani 1 amount 399 kilograms 3) RD 43 amount 125 kilograms 4) RD. 6 amount 70 kilograms 5) RD 87 amount 300 kilograms and 6) RD 85 amount 589 kilograms.
The Ministry of Agriculture is prepared to distribute royal rice varieties to farmers and people for prosperity, you can request more information from the Department of Rice: 02-561-3794, 29
In addition, those who register to receive royal seeds through online registration can go to pick up the royal rice varieties at the provincial agricultural office or district agricultural office near your home after May 17, 2022, 2 packets of royal rice seeds will be received per person.