My niece and I went to Wat Pathumwanaram in Bangkok for the last night of Songkran.
The elephant is the symbol of Thailand.
Thai people bring sand, Marigold flowers and small flags to the temple. Then they make small sand castle pagodas with them. These are for all the good things coming in the new year.
The big sand castle pagoda was made by a builder with many years of experience.
On 14 April, my niece Daan and I went to the Songkran Festival at Silom for two hours. There were many people. Everyone threw water and got wet!
For Songkran Festival, we give flowers and water to Buddha. The Thai people also wear colorful shirts.
In early March, I went with my friend to the Wat Bang Phra temple in Bangkok. I asked the monk for good health and good luck. He then crushed a gold leaf and put in on my forehead.
For the Songkran Festival in April, everyone throws water. But maybe they throw too much water this year on Soi 4 street!!
Every year my daughter goes to summer school starting in April for one month. Her friends also go. She studies Thai language, English and Math.
Last year I opened a Mini Mart next to my home. It was hard work. After the construction finished, I painted the inside. Then I ordered the goods. I worked seven days a week. My customers are school children and people in the neighborhood.