Loi krathong

I have been in Chiang Mai more than one month, I spent time in the city and in a farm I found with the site helpex.org volunteering. I wrote about this experience in this post.

During this period I was lucky to be there during the celebration of the Loi Krathong festival. The name could be translated as “to float a basket”, and comes from the tradition of making krathong or buoyant, decorated baskets, which are then floated on a river.

On the night of the full moon, Thais launch their krathong on a river, canal or a pond, making a wish as they do so. The festival may originate from an ancient ritual paying respect to the water spirits.

The river is full of small boats and baskets with candles and some small money. Along the river some people hide in the dark immersed in the water steal the money.

But more impressive is the quantity of lanterns delivered in the sky. during these days, three, the airport is closed. I delivered my basket in the farm pond and went to the city all three days. Thanks to the Thai friends I met at the farm.

One temple is becoming very famous because delivers 1000 lanterns almost all together.

 

The boats:

 

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In a temple the first night:

 

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The 1000 lanterns:

 

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About waltersupertramp

Sono nato nel 1978 in provincia di Cremona. Nella vita si cambia, ma un aspetto di me non è mai cambiato: la voglia di scoprire cosa si nasconde dietro la prossima curva, dietro la collina, la linea d' alberi, oltre l' orizzonte. Molte sono le motivazioni che mi hanno spinto ad imboccare questa strada. Ma questa mia caratterisca è sicuramente alla base di tutto. Riflettendoci è la caratteristica che più sento mia.