Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Loi Kratong

Sunday was one of the biggest Thai holidays of the year called Loi Kratong. The tradition is to make a round boat out of banana leafs, put a lit candle on it, plus money and float it down the river. The Buddhist monks would collect the money the next morning. A beautiful and quiet celebration.
The tradition concept of Loi Kratong

But it has been 40 years since I last enjoyed Loi Kratong, and evidently it has evolved into a carnival and lots if firecrackers. It was like a 4th of July on steroids. Not with beautiful fireworks in the sky but with the sound for fireworks and some rockets in the sky. One explosion after another constantly all night. I could still hear them at 3:30 AM. 

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