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.
Why is it celebrated the Loi Krathong?
Many Thais use the krathong to thank the Goddess of Water, the Hindu Goddess Ganga (river in Northern India), Phra Mae Khongkha (Thai: พระแม่คงคา).
|Significance||Worship and ask for forgiveness to Goddess of water Ganga, worship the Buddha’s hair pagoda in the heaven|
What do you call the festival in Thailand?
1. Songkran (The Water Festival) Also called the Water Festival, Songkran is Thailand’s largest and wettest festival, celebrated to mark the beginning of the Buddhist New Year. … The Thai people celebrate Songkran with parades, dancing, folk performances, and above all, water fights.
What does Khom Fai mean?
Khom fai usually refers to the giant paper lanterns released in the daytime during Loy Krathong which are filled with smoke to make them rise into the sky and also have firecrackers or noisy firework ‘bombs’ attached to them. Khom loy are the more general sky lanterns released at night.