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  • Tom 1:23 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Arts and Crafts Center, , , , , , , Loy Krathong, , , , traditional activities   

    The six grand episodes in Surin Elephant Roundup 

    Ayutthaya province today kicks off its Ancient Capital Loy Krathong Festival to run until 2 November.

    Loy Krathong revelers in Bangkok and its vicinities may travel to Ayutthaya’s Bang Sai Arts and Crafts Center to take part in the “Ancient Capital Loy Krathong Festival” which starts today. The center will host an array of traditional activities and goods alongside the annual celebration of Loy Krathong. (More …)

  • Tom 1:11 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Loy Krathong, Songkran, , , , , , Yi Peng celebration, Yi Peng Loy Krathong   

    Yi Peng festivities in Chiang Mai picking up 

    Yi Peng festivities in Chiang Mai picking up

    Tourists and revelers have begun to take to the streets of Chiang Mai as part of the province’s famous Yi Peng Loy Krathong celebration. Authorities have prepared over 200 additional transport vehicles to assist in inner-city travel during the festival. (More …)

  • Tom 1:08 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , banana leaves, , , candles, , , , , flowers, incense sticks, khlong, khom fai, Khom Loi, , Lanna traditio, Loy Krathong, , , musical performances, Nang Noppamas, , Pra Mae Khong Kha, , , , water,   

    Loy Krathong Festival 

    Loy Kratong Festival

    As the moon radiates at its fullest on the twelfth lunar month, countless lanterns are set to glide on the waters of the rivers and khlongs. Made from a section of a banana tree trunk embroidered with elaborately folded banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense sticks, the once dark, still waters come to life as the lanterns glimmer like stars. Fireworks explode in the sky with colors and the Nang Noppamas beauty pageant is held to search for the loveliest lady in the Thai national costume.

    Loy means to float and Krathong means a vessel. Held annually on the full moon night of November, the Loy Krathong tradition of setting afloat the krathongs can be traced back to the 14th century in the reign of King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai when his favorite consort Nang Noppamas created a lotus-shaped krathong to pay tribute to the Lord Buddha’s footprints on Nammathanathi River in India. (More …)

  • Tom 1:08 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Consumer Protection, , , , , , , Loy Krathong, Loy Krathong Day, , , , Thai cultural heritage   

    Care on the Loy Krathong Day 

    Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) advised consumers to handle fireworks with care, and to avoid accidents on the Loy Krathong Day.

    Mr Niroth Charuenprakob, the Secretary-General of OCPB cited that Loy Krathong was an aesthetic Thai tradition inherited from generation to generation. People would come to ask for forgiveness from the rivers. In addition, merry-making and entertainment are order of the day. Consumers should avoid accidents, especially that caused by fireworks. (More …)

  • Tom 7:00 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Bangsai Arts and Crafts Center, , , cultural tourism, , Had Yai, , Loy Krathong, , Loy Krathong holiday, LoyKrathong, , Ping River, , , Sukhothai Historical Park, Ta Pa Gate, , Tak province, , , Thailand cultural tourism   

    TAT promoting 7 Loy Krathong events nationwide 

    Loy Krathong fes

    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. (More …)

  • Tom 6:15 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , , , , Krungthep Bridges, Krungthon, Krungthon Bridges, Loy Krathong, , Nang Nopphamat, Rama VIII, Rama VIII Bridge, , singers, Suan Luang Park, , , ,   

    Bangkok to arrange grand Loy Krathong celebration this year 

    Loy Krathong

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), will arrange a grand celebration of Loy Krathong Festival this year under the theme of ‘The Vibrancy of the City with Tide of Color’ . (More …)

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