TAT promoting 7 Loy Krathong events nationwide

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will organize seven Loy Krathong events taking place during the holiday throughout the nation, each representing its regions unique celebration of the centuries old tradition.

The TAT has released a schedule of festivals and events that will take place in seven provinces of Thailand for the Loy Krathong holiday this month. The first on the list is the “Colors of the Water Loy Krathong 2009” event taking place in Bangkok, the happening will run from 31 October to 2 November at the Rama VIII Bridge. In Tak province, the 1,000 floating lanterns Royal Cup Competition will take place from 31 October to 4 November along the Ping River in front of the province’s honorary hall.

Chiang Mai’s traditional lantern festival will run from 31 October to 2 November at the Ta Pa Gate in front of the province’s municipal office. Ayutthaya’s Ancient Capital Loy Krathong Festival will occur between 31 October and 2 November at the Bangsai Arts and Crafts Center. Sukhothai’s candle and flame event will be celebrated from 31 October to 2 November at the Sukhothai Historical Park. The last of the activities, Songkhla’s Color’s of the South lantern festival will run from 1 November 2009 to 28 February 2010 at the Had Yai Municipality Public Park.

The TAT will be sponsoring and promoting all of the events in hopes of boosting Thailand’s cultural tourism.

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