Despite the annual nay-saying by grumpy puu yai about dangers of Valentine’s Day, this Western tradition is alive and well in Thailand this year as ever, with mass wedding events taking place throughout the realm.
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Forget the cliche marriage registrations in the capital district of Bang Rak (Place of Love), here are photos from some of these events up and down the Land of Smiles:
Students give roses to teachers at a school in Roi Et.
More than 20 couples get married in a tulip garden in Buriram .
A marriage registration event in Chiang Rai takes place next to an international hot air balloon festival.
Buddhist and Muslim couples register their marriages side by side in Krabi.
One of about 30 couples to get married at Mo E Daeng Cliff in Si Saket.
A mass wedding event is held in front of Thao Suranari Statue in Korat, joined by 21 couples.
Officials in Tak organize a wedding in tradition of local hill tribes on a bank of Moei River.