Loy Krathong 2008

loy krathong festival3 150x150 Loy Krathong 2008Loy Krathong is celebrated on the day of the full moon in the twelfth lunar month ( November ) When the weather is beautiful and the rainy season is at an end. Today Thais across Thailand will be celebrating and giving thanks to the water spirits and the goddess of the river.

2072419711 abd93595ac o 150x150 Loy Krathong 2008Loy means to float and Krathong is a small vessel usually made from banana leaves. Loy Krathong is also known as the festival of light. The Krathong’s are filled with beautiful flowers, joss sticks, candles and coins. In the evening under the light of the full moon the joss sticks and candles will be lit and the Krathong set afloat upon the water while a silent prayer is said. Many couples will release Krathongs together praying for lasting love. It’s also believed that the Krathongs carry away with them sins and bad luck.

Besides the beautiful Krathong’s floating lanterns and fireworks are also released into the sky.

I think this is the most beautiful of Thailand’s festivals.

Below you can see a video of Loy Krathong and also a Video from Chang Mai where they also call the festival Yi Peng.

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Comment by Nomadic MattNo Gravatar
2008-11-13 08:51:19

it was interesting to learn that the holiday is sort of like valentines day.

Comment by TalenNo Gravatar
2008-11-14 23:39:34

Yeah, Loy Krathong has a little of something for everyone it seems. Great holiday.

Comment by Nurse Jen DollNo Gravatar
2008-11-15 19:49:47

That’s really cool how you guys do a lunar month.
It looks so calm and nice just by looking at the pictures.

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Comment by JTNo Gravatar
2008-11-16 01:24:25

Lovely. I would love to try that one day.

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