Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Loi Krathong!

People gathered by the river in Surat Thani on the night of the full moon.... 10 November 2011, to place in the water, a small lotus shaped boat made out of banana leaves... adorned with a candle, incense, flowers and maybe even a coin.  Before sending the boat out into the river, prayers were offered and wishes were made.

It is believed the festival began as a way of showing respect of the water gods. 

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