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EN: Loy Krathong Festival in Pai

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Loy Kratong Highlight Date: 28 November 2012 – 30 November 2012

On the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, the tide in the rivers is highest and the moon at its brightest, creating a romantic setting ideal for lovers. The Thai people choose this day to hold the ‘Loy Kratong’ festival, or the ‘festival of light.’

Loy Kratong is one of the two most recognized festivals in the country of Thailand .

Loy Kratong is probably the most picturesque and beautiful of all Thai celebrations. ‘Loy’ literally means ‘to float,’ while ‘kratong’ refers to the lotus-shaped receptacle which can float on the water. Originally, the kratong was made of banana leaves or the layers of the trunk of a banana tree or a spider lily plant. A kratong contains food, betel nuts, flowers, joss sticks, candle and coins. The making of a kratong is much more creative these days as many more materials are available.

This is one of the most beautiful of festivals In Pai, Thailand.

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(Vanisha Vorakuldamrong) is the Publisher of the Pai Explorer Map & Blog and Managing Director of Live in Pai Property & Lifestyle. An active member of the Pai Tourism Club, she works diligently to expand Pai's touristic appeal in a positive, sustainable way.