CHACHOENGSAO – Images of two young monks riding broomsticks in a temple ground have gone viral, with many netizens viewing their conduct as inappropriate.
The young monks jump around about a meter above the ground while riding a broomstick, mimicking the conventional perception of a witch flying on a broomstick. They seemed to race on the broomsticks.
Children in some countries also fool around on broomsticks pretending they are horses.
It is thought the monks were caught in their antics while cleaning the temple grounds ahead of the Asanha Bucha and Khao Pansa ceremonies on Friday and Saturday.
Some netizens described their capering around as “amazing”, but many others saw it as inappropriate behaviour for monks they felt should show a calmer demeanor.