Monday, November 29, 2010

Loy Krathong at Phra Athit

Thailand celebrated Loy Krathong a couple of weekends ago. Loy Kratong is one of the most important festivals here. It is believed that people symbolically let go of their "baggage" on this festival by releasing floats or lanterns. This is now my fourth Loy Krathong and it still remains as my favorite among Thailand's many festivals.

Loy Krathong is always celebrated during the full moon, hence its date changes annually. This year, Bubbles and I went to the Phra Athit riverside park. Just like any location that has a body of water in it, Phra Athit was packed, and there was even a show recounting the origins and associated rites of Loy Krathong.

There were also many stalls selling desserts and drinks. I was ecstatic to see a stall selling cotton candy. I hardly see cotton candy these days. I remember as a child I always got one after Sunday mass.

From Phra Athit, Bubbles and I went to the Rama VIII bridge where heaps of people were releasing lanterns. The air was heavy with smoke when we reached the bridge. But the sight of numerous lanterns floating in the air like tiny fireflies was worth it. Later that evening from my window I could still see the lanterns flicker in the night sky.

By the way, last week, we had some visitors from Siem Reap and Hong Kong. Pout kung pout, love.


Lyka Bergen said...

Aba! Nandyan pala ang Fuchsia at Kiks! Bongga!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the photo dear and of course sa lovely post...sana hindi mabasa ng fans ko sa Vietnam chossssss


Yj said...

at namemaintain na ni Bubbles ang kanyang figyeeeeeeeer!

gusto ko ma experience yang festival na yan... :)

fuchsiaboy said...

ay! tinalo ako ni kiks sa pouting. siguro tinuruan ni lyka! ;)

Boonie S said...

Great photos. Lovely post.
Take care.

All the best, Boonie


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