Loi Krathong

So we are shortly heading into the week of the Loi Krathong festival. The Festival is celebrated nationwide in Thailand, especially where there are rivers, canals or sources of water, and each area will have slightly different and unique characteristics – but one commonality is the creation of banana-leaf boats that contain candles. These are then released into the rivers in what can be quite an impressive, candle-lit event.

If you are around Bangkok, you can enjoy the “Festival of lights and splendour on the river” on 24th, 25th and 26th November. Click here for some details. If you are around the Chiang Mai area, you might like to click here.

4 Comments so far

  1. Ben Harris (unregistered) on November 24th, 2004 @ 5:06 pm

    I am SO looking forward to it! A long weekend (ie no work) and then the same the following weekend courtesy of King Rama IX (I can’t remember his name, sorry).

  2. him (unregistered) on November 24th, 2004 @ 5:27 pm

    I miss long weekends :( Working at home for yourself just isn’t the same.

  3. Ben Harris (unregistered) on November 24th, 2004 @ 6:24 pm

    Bad news! I just found out that the long weekend is NEXT weekend!!!! Argh!!!

  4. Luke (unregistered) on November 25th, 2004 @ 6:03 pm

    Hey there this is Luke from xanga (whonose).

    A great blog you have here! I’d never heard of Metro-blogging until now! Wnderful idea!

    I am visiting Bangkok next summer so you bet i’ll be here more often! I’ll be visiting my xanga friend there – so look him up too!


    Take care!

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