Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Loi Krathong Greetings from Chiang Mai!

Chiang Mai at night has been illuminated by brightly colored lanterns for weeks before the big Loi Krathong celebration.

Loi Krathong is one of the most colorful holidays in Thailand!

"Loi" means "to float" and a "krathong" is traditionally made from a section of the banana tree.  The krathong looks like a small boat which is decorated with flowers, sticks of incense and a candle.  During the night of the full moon, Thais will float their krathong on a river, canal or a pond lake.

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