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.
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