Thursday, 5 November 2009

Loy Kratong 31 Oct - 2 Nov

Living with water all their lives, Thais worship and apologise to the goddess of the river by floating beautifully decorated krathongs away into the river on the full moon night of the 12th month of the lunar calendar.

Falling on November the 2nd this year, the Loy Krathong Festival is celebrated throughout the country.  The festival in general, is celebrated with a krathong (a basket decorated with flowers containing a piece of your hair or a nail) that's supposed to float away your bad luck.

In the North of Thailand they also celebrate this by lighting floating lanterns......we have a play in the South as well - but not when it is windy!!!

We had fun at The Cape Panwa Hotel - when the report is published then I will provide a link BUT i do have some videos coming - watch this space.............