Loy Krathong Festival,Chiang Mai, Thailand

About Loy Krathong Festival,Chiang Mai, Thailand

To give thanks to the water goddess, Phra Mae Khongkha for the use of her water, people in Thailand make krathongs which are small boats made of banana plant. They release these floating objects onto a body of water while saying a prayer to also let go of their stress and bad feelings. On this day, people also light candle lanterns and let them go into the skies creating a magnificent scene. This festival is dubbed as the most beautiful, the most romantic, and the most spiritual among Thai festivals. This kind of thanksgiving is held during the full-moon day in November in the whole of Thailand.

 

Loi Krathong – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Loi Krathong[a] (Thai: ลอยกระทง, IPA: [lɔːj kràʔ tʰoŋ]) is a festival celebrated annually throughout southwestern Tai cultures, (Thailand, Laos, Shan, Tanintharyi, Kelantan, Kedah and Xishuangbanna). The name could be translated as “to float a basket”, and comes from the tradition of making krathong or buoyant, decorated baskets, which are then floated on a river. In 2015 it will be celebrated on 25 November; in 2016 on 15 November.[1]

Source: Loi Krathong – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Festival Date & Calendar

Starts: 11/24/2015
Ends: 11/26/2015
Chiang Mai
TH

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