Loi Krathong - Thailand

Loi Krathong, the lantern festival, is celebrated on one night during full moon of the 12th lunar month. ‘Loy’ signifies ‘floating’, while ‘krathong’ is a small object in the shape of a lotis flower, usually made from banana leaves. On the evening of the festival, thousands of people head to their local river or canal to make a wish. They do so by lighting the candle in their krathong and setting it free to float with the current. Truly beautiful.

“loi Krathong Ping river” by Lode Engelen – ลุงฝรั่ง. CC2

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