Thailand Celebrates National Elephant Day.
In May 1998, the Thai government approved the designation of March 13 as Thai Elephants Day. The day is dedicated to honor the national animal of Thailand and raise awareness about Asian Elephants as an endangered species. On March 13th most elephants celebrate by dressing up and going to buffets that serve thousands of pounds of bananas, pineapples, and watermelons. No matter where you are on this day take a few minutes to celebrate these beautiful creatures.
Thailand Celebrates National Elephant Day:
Elephants enjoy various kinds of fruits and vegetables during an all-you-can-eat elephant buffet held to mark the National Elephant Day at the ancient historical city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, 13 March 2014. The annual National Thai Elephant Day is held on 13 March to celebrate and drawing public attention for more concerted effort to save the species and protect its habitat. Thailand sees a severe decline with less than 3,000 wild elephants left in the kingdom. (Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA)
A Thai Buddhist monk sprays holy water to bless elephants and mahouts during an all-you-can-eat elephant buffet held to mark the National Elephant Day at the ancient historical city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, 13 March 2014. (Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA)