Samut Songkhram hosting Mae Klong Banana Leaf Krathong festival

Mae Klong Banana Leaf Krathong

The Mae Klong Banana Leaf Krathong tradition in Amphawa district of Samut Songkhram has joined in with the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) seven officially sponsored Loy Krathong celebrations this year.

The Mae Klong Banana Leaf Krathong festival in Samut Songkhram is the province’s annual celebration of the Loy Kratong holiday. The event will feature not only the floating of krathongs or floating baskets constructed with eco-friendly banana leaves but will also have activities showcasing the many traditions of communities along the Mae Klong River. The event will take place from today until 2 November at the Rama II Park and Phumarinkuthithong Temple.

Loy Krathong Festival this year will be celebrated nationwide on 2 November. The TAT’s seven grand Loy Krathong events under the theme “Colors of the Water” are expected to create more than one billion baht in circulation. Most of the seven celebrations will be arranged along the Chao Phraya River banks.(NNT)