Nov 27, 2010

Loi Krathong

As a lucky surprise, we were by the beach for the yearly Loi Krathong festival. Were they, each year, let a hand-made beautiful banana boat float away on the ocean or on a lake. Then you make some wishes for the new year, and let all bad things sail away. 
Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar, which usually falls in November. "Loi" means "to float" and a "krathong" is traditionally made from a section of banana tree trunk. 
I joined in and made my own with the beach-guys. And let it float away the same night. It was full moon and the ocean was filled with krathong's with candles. 

Photos by Christina Skreiberg