Loi Krathong – by Hamdi R.
Loi Krathong Festival
In Thailand, and other Tai countries, there’s a Loi Krathong festival that takes place every year around the time of the 12th full moon of the year. Floating baskets made of biodegradable material, or krathongs, are sent down a river, usually with a candle, a coin, and decorated beautifully with flowers. They have contests for the most beautiful krathong, and the celebration is often also accompanied by fireworks.