Loy Krathong Festival

For the last couple of nights, Tony and I have been celebrating our first Buddhist festival in Thailand – the annual Loy Krathong Festival.

When we left to take the bus to the fair grounds at the Rama VIII Bridge, we expected to find a small crowd celebrating this full moon festival. But when we got stuck in traffic miles from our destination, we realized that this was going to be one SERIOUS bash. Tired of sitting in gridlock, we spent the next 45 minutes walking across the city in a river of people all moving towards the party.

In the video, keep an eye out for the krathongs, the traditional banana leaf rafts decorated with flowers and candles, which are offered to the water goddess in exchange for a new start in life.

3 responses to “Loy Krathong Festival”

  1. What a gas! I wish I were there with you. The happy Thai vibe really shines through in this video!

  2. avatar Tony says:

    Thais are awesome! They don’t call Thailand “The Land of Smiles” for nothing. Sometimes, just walking down the road, I find myself smiling and appreciating the people around me.

  3. avatar hint says:

    Oh wie schön! Wir sind ganz neidisch… Hier in Berlin hat es heute zum ersten Mal geschneit! (Naja, Schneeregen, ist ziemlich bähh!)Und die Laune der Leute ist entsprechend…
    Liebe Grüsse, L und Ö
    (Das mit dem Facebook-Login üben wir noch, ich war noch nie der Technikspezialist 😉

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