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Should monks be flying on broomsticks around the grounds of their temple?
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Two important ceremonies are coming this week, Asanha Bucha and Khao Pansa on Friday and Saturday.
At a temple grounds in Chachoengsao two monks were assigned to sweep the temple grounds.
But they also decided to have some fun. They began jumping around the temple grounds pretending to ride their broomsticks.
Someone took photographs and the two monks looked just like they were flying as in a Harry Potter movie
Of course, the photos were posted through the social media and shared many times. Many people enjoyed the photos, but others said monks should not do such things.
What do you think?
Adapted from a story by Sonthanaporn Inchan.
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assign: to give someone a job to do - มอบหมาย, สั่งงาน
broomstick: a broom with a long handle and small thin sticks at the end, or the handle of a broom. In stories witches (= women with evil magic powers) ride through the air on broomsticks - ไม้กวาดด้ามยาว
ceremony: a formal public event - งานพิธี
grounds: an area of land around a building or set of buildings - บริเวณ, สถานที่
pretend: to behave as if something is true when you know that it is not, especially in order to deceive people or as a game - แกล้งทำว่าเป็นจริง
social media: the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc. - เครือข่ายสังคมออนไลน์
sweep: to clean a room, surface, etc. using a broom - กวาด