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Loy Krathong

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“Loy Krathong Festival” / Shot with Olympus µ 840

Yesterday was Loy Krathong Day, the full moon of 12th month in Thai lunar calendar or in November of western calendar. Loy Krathong Festival is held throughout the city, the main attraction area is along the Chao Phrya River around Rama VIII Bridge. The festival is held to apologise and thank the Goddess of Water or Phra Mae Khongkha. Many people believe that floating of Krathong will float the bad luck away from them and create a good luck. Another activitiy of this day is the beauty contest of “Nang Noppamas”, the first wife of Sukhothai King who was the first to float decorated Krathong. In this modern day, Loy Krathong Day is also Thai Valentine Day of teenager.

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