As many as 31 couples in Thailand and from abroad will participate in an underwater wedding festival to be held in Trang province of Thailand from February 10-12.

Somsak Parisuttho Hemmanon, the Governor of Trang province, said the festival has become world renowned and is being held for the 18th time this year.
Couples will dive into the Andaman Sea off the coast of Trang province to conduct registration of their marriage underwater. Before diving in, a wedding procession based on Thai tradition will be held.

The bride and groom will don traditional Thai garments, and a Khan Mak engagement ceremony will be conducted, during which water will be poured onto the hands of the couple.

Sticky rice will be served to the couple, symbolic of making their love 'stick' and be long-lasting.-VNA