Thailand is famous for its colourful festivals and events. The most picturesque Thailand festival of them all is Loy Krathong (or Loi Krathong แปล ไทย). Regardless of the names used, Loy Krathong is a must-see festival if you are lucky enough to be visiting Thailand at this time of year.

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Understanding Loy Krathong Festival 2022

Loy Krathong Festival 2022 แปล ไทย drops on the full moon of the 12th of the Thai lunar calendar, which usually falls in November. However, this year, the festival drops on 8 and 9 November 2022. The festival is celebrated across the entirety of the kingdom, and not just in Chiang Mai. Essentially, in the Thai language, ‘Loi’ means ‘to float, and ‘Krathong’ means ‘raft’. During the evening’s festivities across Thailand, the skies are full of colourful and fiery lanterns, thousands of them, floating up towards the cosmos creating a breathtaking skyline that can only really be appreciated by those absorbing the spectacle at first hand.

Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai is a must-see festival in Chiang Mai

Colourful Thailand Loy Krathong Festival Fun

People usually make the raft from banana leaves or bread which is better for the environment. Using the elaborately folded banana leaves and decorating them with candles, flowers and incense creates a quite beautiful and aesthetically pleasing raft.

Loy Krathong Festival แปล ไทย in Chiang Mai

People lit and pushed ‘Krathong’ out to sea or on a river bed. It symbolises casting away one’s problems or sins of the previous year, as to start a new one. After a few moments, the lit portion of the raft elegantly floats into the sky. this happens repeatedly by hundreds of other onlookers simultaneously is simply a breathtaking sight to behold. Casting away the Krathong is also an apology to the Goddess of the Water for all the bad things done to the sea, rivers and lakes during the previous year. Loi Krathong แปล ไทย is also ideal for couples, signifying a romantic moment.

Loy Krathong Festival แปล ไทย in Chiang Mai

Loy Krathong Chiang Mai 2020

The best place to catch the Loy Krathong Festival 2022 would be in Chiang Mai. However, people celebrate on bodies of water right across every village, town and province in the Kingdom. Although the festival is conducted on every available stretch of water in Thailand. Places such as Phuket and Pattaya are popular destinations to visit during the festivities. Chiang Mai people always celebrate Thailand festivals with the most gusto. So, it is probably the best place to observe Loi Krathong,  We hope you have a fun and safe time.