Loy Krathong 2020

This afternoon, Monday 2nd November 2020, parents/guardians, students, teaching staff, and support team all gathered in the convention to experience and celebrate this annual glittering Thai tradition. We highly appreciate everyone for their cooperative attire in Thai Traditional dress and scrumptious authentic Thai desserts kindly provided by our Parents Committee.

Loy Krathong is one of the most popular festivals of Thailand; it is celebrated annually on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. ‘Loi’ means’ ‘to float’; a ‘krathong’ is a sort of tiny raft of approximately a hand’s span in diameter, which is usually made from part of a banana tree trunk. The krathong is decorated with folded banana leaves, flowers, candles, incense sticks etc. During the night of the full moon, people release their krathongs down the river. The light shed by candles on krathongs represents a means of honouring the Buddha, but it is also a symbolic way to let go of anger and bitter feelings and to start a new chapter in life. Some people also place pieces of their hair and fingernails on their krathong: this is a symbolic way of divesting themselves of negative personality traits. Many Thai people believe that releasing their krathong down the river will bring them good luck. They do it to honour the Thai goddess of water, Phra Mae Khongkha.

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