#Loy Kratong

“Loy” means “to float” and a “krathong” is a basket-like float traditionally made from banana trunk.   “Loy Kratong”  is a Thai tradition originated from an ancient practice of paying respect to the spirit of waters.  During the night of the full moon, Thais will float their krathong on a river, canal or a pond lake.  A krathong will be decorated with elaborately-folded banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense sticks and sometimes, a low value coin is sometimes included as an offering to the river spirits, to cleanse and float away the ‘worries’.



3 Responses to “#Loy Kratong”

  1. That’s absolutely gorgeous! What a piece of artwork and fantastic handiwork!

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