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What is Loi Krathong day?

What is Loi Krathong day?

Loy Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar, thus the exact date of the festival changes every year. In the Western calendar this usually falls in the month of November.

Why is it Loi Krathong celebrated?

Why celebrate the Loy Krathong Festival? It is celebrated to thank the Goddess of Water for a year’s worth of her abundant supply and ask for an apology for polluting the waters, and also pay respect to the Buddha. Learn more about the origin of the Loy Krathong Festival.

When was Loy Krathong started?

14th century
According to this well-known story, Loy Krathong originated in the ancient Sukhothai kingdom at some time in the 14th century. This popular local legend says that a lady called Nang Noppamas, a consort of the King of Sukhothai, made the first decorated krathong which she presented to the king as a gift.

What month is Loi Krathong usually celebrated?

It’s always celebrated under the full moon. Loi Krathong takes place on the first full moon in the month of November, this year being on November 13th. Celebrations will begin at sundown on the day of the full moon.

Who celebrates Loy Krathong?

Thais celebrate the festival of lights on a full moon in the 12th month of the traditional Thai lunar calendar. Loy Krathong is a time to celebrate with family and friends. The festival usually marks the end of the rainy season in November, but this year the water goddess has made an exception.

Where is Loi Loi Krathong from?

Loi Krathong or Loy Krathong literally meaning “to float a basket”, is one of the most-awaited festivals in Thailand.

What is the purpose of floating the krathong to the water?

It is a Thai tradition; we believe that floating the krathong is to send away a bad wish, to wish for good luck, to wish for good health, any wishes.

Where did Loi Loi Krathong originated?

of Sukhothai
It is believed that Loy Krathong, or ‘the festival of light,’ originated in the ancient city of Sukhothai, located about five hours north of Bangkok. It is not necessarily a religious holiday, but you will see many Thais praying to the water goddess, Mae Khongkha, as they send their decorated ‘boats’ down the river.

Where is Loi Krathong celebrated?

The evening of Loy Krathong is one of the most picturesque festivals in Bangkok. It’s when people gather around lakes, rivers and canals to pay respects to the goddess of water by releasing beautiful lotus-shaped rafts, decorated with candles, incense and flowers onto the water.

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Where do Loy Krathong stands for?

Literally translated, Loy Krathong means floating banana tree trunk; ‘Loy’ stands for ‘floating’ and ‘Krathong’ stands for ‘decorated banana tree trunk’.