Wednesday was the annual Thai festival of Loy Krathong, meaning to give thanks to the water goddess amongst other things. This is one the most beautiful and spectacular festival I have witnessed since moving to this country, with thousands of Krathongs floating on the water and people, especially children, wearing stunning traditional dress.
Yesterday evening we headed to our nearest park in Phrom Phong to float a Krathong and take in the atmosphere. It was absolutely heaving and took some time to wind through the vast crowds at the entrance and get into the park! We bought a beautiful Krathong (in Thai Loy means to float and Krathong means a circular floating object) which we lit and floated off on the lake. Here are some pictures of the beautiful Loy Krathong festival.
We were actually really lucky to see this, as we were leaving the park the wind picked up and blew out a lot of the candles and them promptly, the heavens opened with the biggest deluge we have had in ages!
Happy Loy Krathong everyone!