Water fights with elephants - level 1
People in Thailand celebrated the first day of their New Year. People painted pictures on elephants. People started water fights. People put water on elephants and the elephants put water on people. Some people liked it very much.
During the three day celebration, people also visit temples and put water on the Buddha statues. This celebration comes at a good time because in April it is the hottest month in Thailand. Temperatures can be very high, sometimes as high as 40 degress Celsius. So it is very nice when somebody puts cold water on you.
Interesting words: celebrate (have a party), temple (church in Thailand), statue (figure made from stone or metal).
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