What do sky lanterns symbolize?
The sky lantern ceremony has come to represent the releasing of one’s deepest fears and desires. It is a symbolic cleansing, a letting go of everything that troubles you. It is also the beginning of a new, enlightened you, with the light illuminating the path of knowledge and righteousness.
What is the main purpose of Loy Krathong festival?
The purpose of Loy Krathong is to seek forgiveness from the Goddess of Water, so we shouldn’t stop doing it. We’d better reduce waste and use krathong made from natural biodegradable materials. In Ayutthaya, people use krathong made of fish food and bread. Ice krathong are fine because they are biodegradable too.
Why is the Lantern Festival unique?
Over time, this festival has been influenced by other customs and practices such as Buddhism and Daoism. It has since become a unique celebration for all Chinese people worldwide. The festival is peppered with colorful red lanterns meant to bring good fortune.
What is Loy Krathong festival all about?
The evening of Loy Krathong is one of the most picturesque festivals in Bangkok. It’s when people gather around lakes, rivers and canals to pay respects to the goddess of water by releasing beautiful lotus-shaped rafts, decorated with candles, incense and flowers onto the water.