Loy Krathong

Moon River Resort Phimai

 

 

Loy Krathong Festival

 

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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