LOY KRATHONG FESTIVAL IN THAILAND
Loy Krathong festival is a Thai tradition, which has been conducted a long time ago. Loy Krathong has been held since the middle of the eleventh to the middle of the twelfth lunar month, which is a great flood season, especially on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month. When the moon shines at night, it makes the rivers clear and beautiful , which is suitable for floating Krathong. Nowadays, Thai people usually prepare natural materials to make Krathong.
For example, they use banana trunk and lotus to make beautiful krathong then put stick candle, incense stick, and flowers in it. They always ask for good luck in the future and forgiveness Pra Mae Khongkha. At the temples and tourist places, they held the contest of making krathong and Noppamas beauty pageants contest. There are many entertainment shows and exciting fireworks at night. Below is a list of places that you can visit during the festival.
Loy Krathong Festival:
Bangkok View the illuminated boat procession, Loy Krathong activities as well as illuminated buildings and historical sites on both sides of the Chao Phraya River.
Bang Sai Loy Krathong Tam Prathip Festival:
Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Center, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province Relive the glorious past of Ayutthaya on this atmospheric night. Enjoy the traditional procession of beauty queens from all 4 regions and experience the relaxing surroundings of a floating market demonstration.
Samut Songkhram Loy Krathong:
King Rama 2 Memorial Park, Samut Songkhram Province Experience Loy Krathong, which made of banana trunk more than 100,000 pieces, enjoy Thai folk shows, Noppamas beauty pageant and krathong contests, Bang Sai Loy Krathong and offering food to Buddhist monks along the river.
Sukhothai Loy Krathong and Candle Festival:
Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai Province Experience the festival of the Dawn of Happiness city with chandelier lamp parades and fire blast, play small confection cup spark fireworks, enjoy traditional performance, local recreational games and markets.
Tak Loy Krathong Sai Festival:
Rattanakosin 200 years Bridge, Tak Province Sightseeing floating 8,000 lanterns parade to be competed along Ping River at Hall of Fame Building where the handicrafts contest is held, shopping One Tumbon One Product or OTOPs and enjoy traditional performances.
Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival:
Chang Klan Road, Chiang Mai Province Enjoy traditional performance in Lanna style and floating lantern contest, join a demonstration of how to make Krathongs and Yee Peng lanterns.