Temple Firecrackers

Temple Firecrackers

I have to admit
I laughed when
I heard the firecrackers

at this temple I
visited when I
was in Phuket.

It just seemed unusual
considering how
I associate

Buddhism with
peace and tranquility
and moderation.

My local tour guide
emphasized that it
was not unusual for

Thai Buddhist temples
to have people light
firecrackers for good luck.

Glad to see my country
isn’t alone in
loving firecrackers!

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