Loy Krathong: Thailand’s Most Beautiful Festival

Tomorrow, 8 November 2022, is Loy Krathong (ลอยกระทง) which is widely considered the most beautiful of the many festivals which are celebrated in Thailand. Along with Songkran (Thai New Year), it is considered to be the most important festival celebrated here. It is held on the night of the 12th lunar moon of the Thai … Continue reading Loy Krathong: Thailand’s Most Beautiful Festival

Happy Loy Krathong

Today is Loy Krathong, perhaps the most coqlorful of all the traditional Thai festivals. I have always enjoyed making the krathong (literally, "floating decorations") with my students and then setting them adrift in the evening.  It really is beautiful to see all of the floating banana-tree rounds decorated with banana leaves, flowers and lit candles … Continue reading Happy Loy Krathong