Rhodes – Greece

The island of Rhodes is located northeast of Crete, southeast of Athens and just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey. Rhodes’ nickname is The island of the Knights, named after the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, who once conquered the island. Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος, Ródos [ˈroðos]) is the largest of theDodecanese islands in terms ofContinue reading “Rhodes – Greece”

Royal Ploughing Ceremony

The Royal Ploughing Ceremony is an ancient royal rite held in many Asian countries to mark the traditional beginning of the rice growing season. The royal ploughing ceremony, called Lehtun Mingala or Mingala Ledaw  was also practiced in pre-colonial Burma until 1885 when the monarchy was abolished. In Thailand, the common name of the ceremony isContinue reading “Royal Ploughing Ceremony”