Float a basket
Loy Krathong Thailand means “float a basket”, it’s a beautiful Thai ceremony held every November coinciding with the full moon. The baskets are constructed from banana leaves and flowers, some are small and some are large and elaborate.
Hard at work for Loy Krathong Thailand
From 7 am these ladies are busy constructing the Krathongs.
The idea is you place a little money in the Krathong then send it out to float and it will take your bad luck with it.
Extra large Krathongs
As you can imagine a lot of work goes into making these fabulous Krathongs.
These girls will work for hours
Sitting on the Beach Road footpath for hours is no problem for these industrious ladies.
It’s all too much for this young guy, it’s 7’30 am and he is taking a nap.
All hands on deck
Even the kids are recruited to help out granny. 🙂
Beach Road come alive when the sun goes down. This guy certainly has a lot of stock to sell.
It’s 8.30 pm and where are the crowds?
The lanterns are the star of the show
Lanterns are a wonderful sight floating high in the sky. Thai people believe if you make a wish prior to take off, and if the lantern is still alight when it goes out of sight, your wish will come true.
Houston, we have a problem
These guys initially had a problem with lift-off, however perseverance won out in the end.
The crowd in 2014
The beach was packed last year for Loy Krathong Thailand 2014.
Loy Krathong Thailand 2015
This year I estimate the crowd was only about 10% compared with last year.
Many thanks for visiting my Loy Krathong Thailand photo blog.
What a great year for travel in 2015
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