Letting go: the meaning behind Loy Krathong Festival

Loy Krathong, Thailand’s annual festival of lights, usually takes place in November. However, the exact date of the Loy Krathong Festival varies each year because it is based on the lunar calendar.

It is a mesmerizing spectacle of candlelit floats floating on waterways against the backdrop of a full moon. People of all ages gather to release their krathongs, symbolizing the letting go of their troubles, negative thoughts and bad luck. This romantic and photogenic event is one of the major highlights of the Thai festival calendar and a truly memorable experience. stimulants during this time will bring good health and a clear mind.

What is the meaning of "Loy Krathong"

The word “Loy” (ลอย) means “to float” and “Krathong” (กระทง) means “basket or boat”. Therefore, the meaning of “Loy Krathong” (ลอยกระทง) is “to float a basket” of trouble and bad luck.

Where is the best place to celebrate
Loy Krathong Festival

For the most immersive Loy Krathong experience, head to one of Thailand’s four major cities: Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Bangkok, and Phuket.
Phuket is a popular beach destination known for its stunning scenery, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant nightlife. But during the Loy Krathong Festival, the island transforms into a magical wonderland, with its beaches and lakes lit up by thousands of candles and krathongs.
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