One of the most colourful festivals of the year in Thailand is Loy Krathong. This is when people go to their local waterway to float small bowl shaped containers called Krathongs in Thai. Inside are three incense sticks, a candle and usually a few coins. They float the Krathong to ask Mother Nature for forgiveness for polluting the rivers but also to thank her for water that brings life. Most people also take this opportunity to make a wish for good luck in the future. As they watch the krathong float away, they hope it will also take any of their bad luck. The following are some of the tweets that I tweeted during the day about this festival.
This Krathong is made from a banana plant. You can buy them cheaply at every event. Please don’t buy foam Krathongs pic.twitter.com/o8C8s7Pup8— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) November 6, 2014