This video is so typical of life here in the Land of Smiles. Abunant music [occasionally quite loud], smiling happy people, a wonderful comraderie, and of course lots of alchohol to keep the gears of society well lubricated.
Nearly every young male in Thailand becomes a monk at some point. although most only do it for one month. The street, or neighborhood, party occurs on the day before the young men go to the local wat [temple] for the offical ceremony which takes about five hours and includes having their heads shaved.
Becoming a Monk, The Street Party