Loi (Loy) Krathong Festival 2018

Where: All over the country, ,
When: Thursday, November 22, 2018

Loi Krathong festival is unique in its beauty. The festival is held nationwide in Thailand where its events reach its climax on full moon of the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar (usually in November). Little boats carrying light candles are sailed on rivers and various cisterns.

The boats are made of banana tree and are decorated with banana leafs woven in marvelous shapes. Loi Krathong is an agricultural holiday.

The Water Goddess, Phra Mae Khongkha, is praised for giving water to the farmers for their crop. According to the religious belief, sailing light candles on the water frees the sending person from anger and dirt and allow him to re-begin his life in a new neat way.

Some of the believers cut their hair and nails and put it in the boats near the candles as a symbol to their separation from evil.

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The beautiful sight of hundreds of boats lightened with candles, the festive atmosphere of the naval review in full moon light, the Thai balloons which are flown at night and the colorful fireworks create and unforgettable unique experience for the visitors. 

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.

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Contact details:
TAT Tourist Information Centres in Thailand
1600 New Phetburi Road, Makkasan,
Rajatevee, Bangkok 10310.
Phone: +66 2250 5500
Fax : +66 2250 5511
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Bangkok
Currency:
baht (THB)
Voltage and Frequency:
220V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+66
Time Zone:
(UTC+7)
UTC+7 ,Summer (UTC+7)
Language:
Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects.
Location:
Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Myanmar (Burma).
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Tourism Authority of Thailand 1600 New Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathevi , Bangkok 10400, THAILAND Tel: 662 250 5500 , TAT Call Center 1672
Climate:
Tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid.
Thailand background and overview
A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US ally following the conflict. Thailand is currently facing armed violence in its three Muslim-majority southernmost provinces.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
2
Longitude:
100.51667°
Latitude:
13.75°

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