Lunchtime for Little Novice Monks

This morning I was taking pictures at an ordination for novice monks. About 130 students had signed up to be novices for the school holidays for about 14 days. These pictures that I shot on my iPhone show the novices eating their first meal after ordaining. For them it will be the last meal of the day as monks are not allowed to eat after noon. All they can have for the rest of the day is drinks like milk. I wonder if they will survive? I will be back at this temple later in the week to take pictures of these little novice monks going out on alms round.

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