Loy Krathong - November celebrations


Loy Krathong

The festival of Loy Krathong takes place on November 25th and recognises the close bond between Thai culture and water. The actual date of the festival changes from year to year but falls on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month when the water level is high and climate is cooler.

Thai’s traditionally celebrate the festival by paying their respects to the Goddess of Water and float candles and joss-sticks in their krathongs, which are usually containers made from banana leaves, in rivers, canals and sea shores. Also known as the ‘Festival of Light’, Loy Krathing is famously celebrated in Thailand in Sukhothai, Tak, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai with street parties and dance events.

Published: 2nd November 2015

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