Monday, November 2, 2009

Loi Krathong – (the floating festival of light)

P1080747Last night was Loy Krathong in Thailand. Loy Krathong is the floating festival of light and is a traditional Buddhist celebration in which the Thais pay tribute to the life sustaining effects of water by offering krathongs (handmade floating flowers filled with candles and incense) to the rivers and lakes of Thailand. On the evening of Loy Krathong (which is held on the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai calendar – normally in November) families will gather at the waters edge to make a wish and to float the krathong on the surface of the water. The celebrations also include plenty of fireworks and paper lanterns as well as all kinds of merriment to make this one of the most enchanting of the Thai festivals. To read about my experience during Loy Krathong last year click here...

Last night I had another great time, first going to Lumpini Park again (on my way home). Then off to a festival at Golden Mountain where i had a great time eating tasty Thai treats and even went to a monkey show... You will see more of that here I am sure...

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