Loy Krathong in Thailand

Today, 8 November 2022, is Loy Krathong (ลอยกระทง) which is widely considered the most beautiful of the many festivals which are celebrated in Thailand. Along with Songkran (Thai New Year), it is the most important festival celebrated here and is held on the night of the 12th lunar moon of the Thai calendar. In general, the festival usually falls in the month of November and symbolizes the end of … Continue reading Loy Krathong in Thailand

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Loi Krathong / ลอยกระทง

Loi Krathong (ลอยกระทง) 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. Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the … Continue reading Loi Krathong / ลอยกระทง