The Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day is actually two ceremonies in one. The first, the Phra Ratchaphiti Pheutcha Mongkhon is a Buddhist ceremony to bless the plants. The second, the Charot Phra Nangkhan Kan is a brahmin ceremony to bless the plants. The ceremonies are carried out each year on Sanam Luang in Bangkok to bring good fortune to all plants and to boost morale.
This year it takes place on Friday 12th May 2015 on Sanam Luang in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The ceremony will be from 8:19am to 8:49 am. Members of the public can watch but as the King will be attending, there will be some restrictions.