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Tourism officials organize Loy Krathong celebrations in six Thai provinces

The Loy Krathong holiday takes place on November 8 this year. According to a Nation Thailand article, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will host Loy Krathong celebrations on the following dates and locations:

• Bangkok: November 6 to 8, Santichaiprakarn Park, Phra Nakhon

• Sukhothai: Sukhothai Historical Park, Muang district, from 29 October to 8 November

• Roi-Et: November 7 through 8 at Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park and Phlan Chai Lake in the district of Muang

• Samut Songkhram: November 5 to 8, King Rama II Memorial Park and Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong, Amphawa district

• Chiang Mai: November 7 to 9, Chiang Mai Old City Moat and Muang Chiang Mai district

• Tak: November 5 to November 8 for the Rim Sai Than Lan Krathong

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said on Monday that upcoming events will “give travelers the opportunity to explore each province’s unique cultural traditions.” As the Thai holiday of Loy Krathong approaches, tourism officials in six distinct regions are making preparations for holiday-related events. Loy Krathong, also known as the Festival of Lights in Thailand, is one of the most significant celebrations on the Thai calendar. During this beautiful event, people gather around rivers, canals, ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water to launch lotus-shaped rafts into the water. Banana trunks, also known as Krathong, are customarily fashioned into the shape of a lotus and decorated with flowers, incense, candles, different personal belongings, and craft store-purchased items. The floating rafts are meant to symbolize the “floating away” of one’s sins and misfortunes from a former life in order to start a new one.

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