Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Is floating a krathong only for lovers?


On the full moon of the 12th Thai lunar calendar, usually November, Thai people float a krathong. Some Thais put cut nails or hair into the krathong to drive away bad luck and troubles, incense sticks to drive evil spirits and some money to wish good luck. To Thai people, water means life so floating a krathong unto the water signifies thanksgiving for the blessings water brings to them.

Mom and daughter are lighting the candle in their krathong.

Dad is saying a prayer or making a wish for his krathong while his son is waiting to help him float his turtle-shaped bread krathong.

It is said that loy krathong is meant for lovers who wish for a lasting and happy relationship.

And so Thai families don't miss floating a krathong.

Even high school sweethearts do have their own wish, too. Look at their hands!

There you are. The krathong is now released unto the water.

6 comments:

abbeymae said...

Ganda cguro tingnan ng candles in the water at night... Hopefully someday mka-bisita kami jan...

Dhemz said...

super ganda naman ng festival na ito....oh my...wish to go there someday.....

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nice A said...

yes, kandi & dhemz, ganda tlga ng mga floating krathongs with candles at night. sige ba punta kayo dito.just tell me when. sabay kayo mga blog friends pra eyeball masaya hehehe!

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Dorothy L said...

What a warm and romantic tradition. Thank you for sharing this with us :)

kathy said...

Miss A, I added this already under explore Thailand. Check it out... Salamat po sa bisita and the comments. Have a wonderful weekend...

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