Visit Thailand during its most special nights of Loy Krathong, when thousands of beautifully decorated candle rafts are let into water and magnificently illuminated the waterways. The celebration takes place annually at the full moon night of the 12th month in traditional Thai lunar calendar, this year it will be held at the night of 28 November 2012. And it is only this night that you can experience such exotic scene of the country’s oldest and best preserved tradition, one of most popular festivities of Thailand.
Krathong is a small hand-span size raft that beautifully decorated with ornaments made of banana leaves, flowers, candles, and joss stick. It is believed that they will carry away the owners' sins and bad luck and in turn, bring good fortunes. During Loy Krathong people made "krathong" and launch them on body of water to pay homage to the Goddess of Water (Chao Mae Khongka). Each year, various cultural events and joyful activities such as Fireworks, Krathong-making and Noppamas Beauty Contests are organized in Thailand's prominent tourist destinations during this festive time. Each of the places offers the charm of its own, and will definitely give you a unique Thailand and Loy Krathong experience.
*** All activities can be changed due to appropriateness and the organiser
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