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Loy Krathong (Festival of Floating Bowls)

Loy Krathong (Festival of Floating Bowls)

Loy Krathong (Festival of Floating Bowls) takes place in all parts of Thailand on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month when the rivers and canals are full of water. The exact date of the festival changes every year. In the Western calendar this usually falls in the month of November.

This festival takes place at the end of the Kathin Festival season. Bowls made with leaves, candles, and incense sticks, are in the water, and represent bad luck disappearing

People bring bowls made of leaves and filled with flowers, candles and incense sticks, and float them in the water. The tradition is that bad luck will disappear paying homage to the holy footprint of the Buddha on the beach of the Namada River in India. 

 

 

Loy Krathong (Festival of Floating Bowls)