Loy Krathong Festival 2018: November 23
Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month
in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the western calendar this usually falls in November.
Loi means 'to float', while krathong refers to the (usually) lotus-shaped container
which floats on the water. The krathong's floating symbolizes letting go of all one's hatred, anger,
and defilements. [According to Wikipedia]
The Wats (Buddhist temples) near the large ancient water reservoirs so typical for Phimai
offer early evening celebrations of Loy Krathong, and very soon hundreds of little candle-lit
“floating crowns” will be covering the surface of the reservoirs.
Being situated along the Moon River the resort offers its guests the unique opportunity to float
krathongs onto the river directly from the premises.
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