Happy Loy Krathong Day from TPN media! Also, Pattaya Loy Krathong event schedule

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This Friday, November 19th, marks the Loy Krathong Festival in Thailand where Thai people would gather in the evening at lakes, rivers, canals, and beaches to pay respect to the goddess of water.

However, due to the Covid-19 situation, the festival celebrations may be limited in numbers of participants, locations, and other social distancing requirements.

As the night of the full moon of the twelfth lunar month arrives (usually in mid-November), people will gather at waterways nationwide to float their candle-lit Krathong to apologize to the Goddess of Water for creating and spilling waste throughout the year.

Traditionally, a Krathong is made from banana leaves and trunks and adorned with flowers. But nowadays, there are many alternative ways of creating Krathong such as bread, ice, and other biodegradables, etc. to reduce the waste. Floating Krathongs on online platforms is also becoming popular among young teenagers as well.

Some of the best places for tourists to experience the Festival are Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya, and Sukhothai. In provinces full of historical places, the luminous sight of hundreds of candle-lit Krathongs floating on the water with ancient ruins in the background is an enchanting sight to witness.

According to TAT News, some of the unique locations to celebrate the Loi Krathong Festival this year are:

Central Region

The 7th River Festival 2021, Bangkok

17-19 November, at 7 locations – Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho), Wat Arun, Wat Prayun Wongsawat, Wat Rakhang Kositaram, Maharaj Pier, and Asiatique The Riverfront.

ICONSIAM A Magical Loi Krathong upon the Chao Phraya River

19 November, at ICONSIAM, Bangkok

Khlong Ong Ang Loi Krathong Festival 2021, Bangkok

19-21 November, at Khlong Ong Ang

Thailand International Lantern and Food Festival, Samut Prakan

12 November to 6 December, at Muang Boran The Ancient City

TAT highlights unique locations throughout Thailand for Loi Krathong Festival 2021
File Photo: Loi Krathong Kap Kluai Mae Klong Festival

Loi Krathong Kap Kluai Mae Klong Festival 2021, Samut Songkhram

19 November, at Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong

The Twelve-Zodiac Signs Loi Krathong Festival 2021, Suphan Buri

17-21 November, at Wat Khao Phra Si Sanphetchayaram (Wat Khao Phra)

Ban Rachan Loi Krathong Festival 2021, Sing Buri

19 November, at the Ban Rachan Retro Market, Wat Pho Kao Ton

Northern Region

Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival 2021

19-20 November, around the city moat and gates

Loi Krathong Sai Festival and a Thousand Floating Lanterns 2021, Tak

18-19 November, at Lan Krathong Sai by the Ping Riverside, at the foot of the Somphot Krung Rattanakosin Song Roi Pi Bridge

TAT highlights unique locations throughout Thailand for Loi Krathong Festival 2021
File Photo: Sukhothai Loi Krathong and Candle Festival

Sukhothai Loi Krathong and Candle Festival 2021

18-20 November, at the Sukhothai Historical Park

Long Sapao Chao Lakon Festival 2021, Lampang

18-19 November, at Sing Chai Pier by the Wang Riverside

Two-River Loi Krathong Festival 2021, Phitsanulok

17-19 November, at Thamma Bucha Road in front of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat

Phrae Loi Krathong Festival 2021

19 November, at Phrae Municipal Office and the Chetawan Pier by the Yom Riverside

Kwan Phayao Loi Krathong Festival 2021, Phayao

17-20 November, at Kwan Phayao (Phayao Lake)

Northeastern Region

Prasat Muang Tam Loi Krathong Festival 2021, Buri Ram

18-19 November, at Prasat Muang Tam

Khon Kaen Loi Krathong Festival 2021

19 November, at Khon Kaen University

Eastern Region

Pattaya Loi Krathong Festival 2021, Chon Buri

19 November, at Central Pattaya Beach Road

Here are more details on the Pattaya event:

Pattaya confirms they are holding a Loy Krathong Festival, denies rumors of the event being canceled  


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.