Thailand Celebrates King's Birthday by Releasing 1,066 Turtles
Hundreds of people gathered at a beach in Thailand on Wednesday to release 1,066 turtles into the sea. The event was one of many around the country celebrating the birthday of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
The number 1,066 represents two important numbers for the king: 10 and 66. The king is commonly known as King Rama X – the "X" meaning "10." And, he will be 65 years old on July 28. The number 66 is one more than his age, to wish him long life.
The large crowd, including members of the Royal Thai Navy and students, released the turtles at the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre in Chonburi.
Athichanan Srisevok is a Thai actress and supporter of Thailand's conservation efforts. She said, in Thailand, turtles represent long life. With the release, she wished the king good health and long life.
The turtles released on Wednesday were raised from eggs collected by the navy from nearby Koh Kram island. Some of the turtles were as young as one week old.
Thai Buddhists believe that releasing animals from capture is also one way of gaining good karma. They believe that a person's actions decide their karma, or how their next life will be.
The birthday celebrations are expected to include ceremonies at Buddhist holy places across Thailand. That includes an alms-giving event for more than 600 Buddhist monks in the capital city of Bangkok. Alms-giving is the practice of giving money or food to poor people.
Rama X became king in December, following the death of his highly respected father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in October.
I'm Alice Bryant.
1.Hundreds of 数百的
Hundreds of office buildings and homes developed large cracks in walls and ceilings.
2.known as 被认为
She is known as a great beauty.
3.long life 长寿
In Japan and other East Asian cultures, they represent luck and long life.
4.good health 身体健康
Good health depends upon good food, exercise, and getting enough sleep.
1.Some of the turtles were as young as one week old.
as young as 与...一样年轻
You look as young as you did three years ago.
India is such a nation, as young as it is old.
2.Rama X became king in December, following the death of his highly respected father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in October.
be highly respected 倍受尊敬的
He is highly respected for his novels and plays.
He is highly respected in his profession.
周三，泰国数百民众齐聚在一处海滩，向海中放生了1066只海龟 。该活动是泰国庆祝国王玛哈·哇集拉隆功（Maha Vajiralongkorn）寿辰的活动之一 。
对于国王来说，1066是两个很重要的数字：10和66 。现任国王被称为拉玛十世 。同时，他将在7月28日迎来65岁寿辰 。66比他的实际年龄长一岁，寓意长寿 。
Athichanan Srisevok是泰国女演员，也是泰国海龟保护工作的支持者 。她说，在泰国海龟代表着长寿 。她借放生海龟来祝愿国王健康长寿 。
所有放生的海龟都是由海军在Koh Kram岛周围收集到的海龟蛋孵化而来 。有些海龟刚孵化才一周 。
泰国佛教徒认为，放生被捕的动物可以积善缘 。他们认为，一个人的行为决定了他的业，或者影响他们的来世 。
庆祝国王生辰的活动还包括各地佛教圣地举行的各种仪式 。其中包括泰国首都曼谷600多名僧侣的布施活动 。布施指向穷人捐赠善款或食物 。