Lantern Festival | Loi Krathong (in Thai)
Lantern festival is on full moon of the 12th Thai month (Around November) . The name is different under the place. We call Yi-Peng in northern and Loi Krathong for another place.
Yi-Peng : The people will float the lantern up to the sky.
Loi Krathong : The people will float the basket to the river.
Loi = Float
Krathong = Basket, made from banana leaf in usual.
We float the basket for respect the river God called ‘Phra mae Khongka’.
Where should you go for the festival?
- Golden mount
- Chao Phraya river
- Wat Arun
- Lumpini Park
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How to get local Loi Krathong experience ?
My home is located beside the river, I remember when I was young many people sell some food and firework on the boat. The children were very happy to play, in the river was very beautiful.
For this special festival, I brink our guests to my home and float the basket in Chao Phaya river. We made a BBQ , drink and took the boat to the river (as a river tour but not like tourist because of my cousin ride the small boat like local people)