Can't have a parade without a marching band.
And you always need pictures of the king and queen.
You also need majorettes.
I think this was a "stop smoking" theme.
And there were a few floats.
Kind of hard to walk in those heels!
Even the kids joined in.
And you have to have an elephant in a Thai parade.
My village, Ban Nong Waeng
Speeches. It was hot out in the sun.
They even had a torch like the Olympics.
And to close out the opening ceremonies,
this wonderful group of grandmothers danced for us.