With the Thai Loy Krathong (Loy: drift; Krathong: flower lights) is an opportunity to express gratitude to the goddess of water, Phra Mae Khongkha brings to human life as well as please god sin because deeds causing water pollution. Loy Krathong festival this year will take place from 2 / 11-4 / 11.
Loy Krathong takes place around Thailand, but especially monumental scale in four provinces: Sukhothai, Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai. Krathong traditional small craft boats made of banana tree trunk. But today, people often use Styrofoam or foam to light bread biodegradable after a few days or fish can eat.
Chiang Mai often attracts tourists by the different rites – Sun Yi Peng drop lights (Yi: two, Peng: full moon day). During the festival, the people at home and around the public space, bright lights will be released into the air during the night. This act symbolically wiped sorrow and grief previous year. Buddhists also believe that what you wish while dropping the lights will come true if you make good things next year.
Parallel drop lights are active sun flower drop lights. Freezing point drop lights and most are overwhelmed Nawarat Bridge across the Ping River. Walk along the waterfront around Ping, you’ll see the krathong float glittering party Chai Mongkhon Temple, Lok Mo Lee … Besides drop lights festival events is the parade, fireworks, a beauty pageant …
During the festival, around Chiang Mai is surrounded by lanterns. Colorful lanterns decorated at Three Kings Monument, Thapae Gate and at all ports around the old town.
November is coming, Chiang Mai prepared aglow with thousands of sparkling lights covered the sky. What do you hesitate not to Chiang Mai to participate in the festival of these lights.