Sunday, 9 December 2012
Thailand: Loi Krathong
Loi Krathong is a festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand. The name means 'floating crown' and involves making decorations that are floated down river. The ceremony is about paying respect to the ancient (pre-Buddhist) river goddess and is supposed to bring good luck for the year ahead. We went to Phra Athit Fort, just down the road from the UNICEF office, to watch the ceremony. Afterwards, we went to the temple fair at nearby Golden Mount Temple.