Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai
Loi mean “to float” and Krathong mean “leaf cup” which is usually made of banana leaf.The floating of a ‘Krathong’ ( a banana–leaf cup ) is intended to float away ill fortune as well as to express apologies to Mae Khongkha ( Mother of waters ). Loi Krathong is traditionally performed on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, which usually falls on mid-November. During October and November all rivers and canals in the lowlands ard flooded and in some places overflow their banks. The rainy season has ended and it is the time of rejoicing, for the weather is fair after the rain. The sky becomes bright and clear, without dampness.
This year , the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) present a Northern Lantern Festival & Yi Peng Loi Krathong on 11-13 November 2008.
- Venue: At Chiang Mai Municipal Office and citywide, Chiang Mai Province.
- Activity: A dazzling procession of hanging lanterns, Krathongs, Phi Yi Peng, as well as light and sound presentation in the Ping River, activities of Loi Krathong in the past, Lanna Thai lifestyle, Lanna cultural performances, and sales of Lanna handicrafts.
We welcome all tourists and visitors joint our festival at Chiang Mai.
more Loi Krathong detail please visit this link: Chiang Mai Loi Krathong