Loy Kratong in North Thailand

Loy Kratong, Thailand

On 7 November 2014 it is the end of the 12th full moon and it is again Loy Kratong festival, one of the most color full festivals of Thailand ... well actually of South East Asia. Officially it is celebrated at 7 November only but at many places (like Chiang Mai) it is celebrated a few days earlier already (5 - 7 November). Loy Kratong means floating lotus flower, and Thai will float their Kratong on rivers, lakes, sea and even swimming pool. And of course make a wish for good luck. The festival originate from the ancient ritual to pay respect to the water spirits and to wash all sins away. In Thailand this festival is at the same time as the "Yi Peng" festival from the ancient Lanna Kingdom what is celebrated by lanterns (Khom Loi) that will be floated into the sky. Originally only in Northern Thailand but is seems to be fashion now all over Thailand to do after you have floated your Kratong. Enjoy a wonderful Thai festival!

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The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!