If you happen to visit Thailand this November, there's a fantastic festival you definitely can't miss - Loy Krathong. Known as Thai Festival of Lights, Loy Krathong is one of Thailand's most enchanting and the second best-known festival after its New Year's festival Songkran.
⠀
"Krathong" is a Thai term which refers to a piece of banana trunk decorated with flowers, banana leaves, candle and incense sticks.
⠀
The word "Loy" means to float in the Thai language.
⠀
When put together,  those two terms simply mean floating banana trunk festival😃
⠀
🤔Why do Thai people want to float a krathong?
⠀
There are many stories regarding how the festival originated. One of the versions is that Thai people have long been closely involved with rivers for ages as Thailand is an agriculture based country. This means rivers are like their own blood veins. And to show respect to the river, basically the goddess of the river called Pra Mae Khongkha, Thai people decided to make a Krathong to worship and ask for forgiveness. The Thais now also see it as a time to wave goodbye to misfortune, wash away sins of the past year, and make wishes for the coming year.
⠀
Loy Krathong is celebrated all over Thailand. You can go and enjoy the festival almost everywhere in the country where it has water.
⠀
#ff #instafolow #l4l #tagforlikes #followback #Thailand #Phuket #Andamansea #love #beach #phiphi #krabi #Jamesbond #Rawai #Naiharn #Speedboat #tour #phukettour #tourphuket #tourinphuket #Kata #Karon #Patong #island #LoyKrathong

tourphuket_com

2019-11-08T15:38:02Z

If you happen to visit Thailand this November, there's a fantastic festival you definitely can't miss - Loy Krathong. Known as Thai Festival of Lights, Loy Krathong is one of Thailand's most enchanting and the second best-known festival after its New Year's festival Songkran. ⠀ "Krathong" is a Thai term which refers to a piece of banana trunk decorated with flowers, banana leaves, candle and incense sticks. ⠀ The word "Loy" means to float in the Thai language. ⠀ When put together, those two terms simply mean floating banana trunk festival😃 ⠀ 🤔Why do Thai people want to float a krathong? ⠀ There are many stories regarding how the festival originated. One of the versions is that Thai people have long been closely involved with rivers for ages as Thailand is an agriculture based country. This means rivers are like their own blood veins. And to show respect to the river, basically the goddess of the river called Pra Mae Khongkha, Thai people decided to make a Krathong to worship and ask for forgiveness. The Thais now also see it as a time to wave goodbye to misfortune, wash away sins of the past year, and make wishes for the coming year. ⠀ Loy Krathong is celebrated all over Thailand. You can go and enjoy the festival almost everywhere in the country where it has water. ⠀ #ff #instafolow #l4l #tagforlikes #followback #Thailand #Phuket #Andamansea #love #beach #phiphi #krabi #Jamesbond #Rawai #Naiharn #Speedboat #tour #phukettour #tourphuket #tourinphuket #Kata #Karon #Patong #island #LoyKrathong

0 Comments

6 Likes