Happy Christmas Everybody !!! From Sam, Lucky, Frances and Andy xxxxx
Hello everyone! We hope everyone had a great holiday. We’ve been having lots of fun in Myanmar. Christmas is very exciting out here. On Christmas Eve Father Christmas always comes to see us and he arrives in a balloon basket with many of his elves.
Today is Ananda Full Moon Festival. It’s the biggest monk festival in all of Myanmar. Monks come from all over the country to Ananda Temple and people come from all over the country to give donations to the monks. We went to the temple this morning at 7:30 and saw hundreds of monks queueing up to receive their donations. They each get a basket with money and things like fruit, sweeties, soap, coffee and even possibly some sprite or coca cola! We took lots of pictures of the monks and the monks took lots of pictures of us!
On Christmas day, after our big lunch with all the pilots, we went to another monk ceremony. It was a ceremony for 131 young boys who were becoming monks. We were invited because we knew five boys who were becoming monks that day. We watched the boys get their heads shaved with razor blades and then they were all given their new monk robes and their mothers helped them to get changed. Some of the boys were very excited to become monks but others were very upset to leave their mothers. The youngest boys were only about 6 or 7. In the evening there was a band and Burmese dancers.
The music at the monk ceremonies and festivals is always very loud and they always have lots of different music playing all at the same time. They play lots of different instruments that we don’t have in England.
Here is a link to some photographs of Christmas and the monk ceremony and festival: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1mf6t4knd797lpp/AAAviNfd5_bLL57DAcE2adkZa?dl=0
We'll share more soon. We miss you all.
Love Henry and Lewella
hello Lewella and Henry I hope you had a good Christmas I got some awesome presents love beth xxx ps I am missing you Lewella xxx
hallo lewella happy new year love beth xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Hello Henry and lewella I hope your having a good time we have been doing craft making and playing outside we played cops and robbers and making dens and playing in the gallery and playing tag. we having chemistry whith chris and doing new projects I am doing samurai now we're are doing food share. Casper made home made bread I am going 3rd