Loy Krathong Festival 2014

Loy Krathong Festival 2014

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.

 

2 thoughts on “Loy Krathong Festival 2014

  1. i like the bit about asking for forgiveness for polluting the river, and then go and pollute it some more, did you see the tv today, the morning after, wiers blocked, debris all along canal/river banks. yep sounds about right.

  2. Similar to those who commit sins for 6 days and go to church to confess on the 7th and repeat the same the next week, throughout their life and think they did right.

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