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Friday, 15 November 2013

Sokhothai Loi Krathong and Candle Festival

Sokhothai Loi Krathong Festival is held since middle of the eleventh to middle of the twelfth lunar month. It is great flood season on the full moon night of twelfth lunar month.

Thai people float "Krathong" on river when moon shine at night. Krathong is design as Banana trunk and Lotus (in shape), Inside they add the Stick Candle and incense stick. With the concern of Global Warming Thai People now using natural materials to make Krathong.

While floating the Krathong on river people wish for good luck in future and forgiveness Pra Mae Khongkha. Many competition is held in Temple and community halls. Best Krathong and Noppamas is awarded by local body.

Thailand Traveler can enjoy the firework show and entertainment show at night. Those who are new in Thailand or came to attain Sokhothai Loi Krathong and Candle Festival, they can attain "Krathong Making Classes" and "Candle Making Classes" to learn the Thailand traditional

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