2012-11-28 Thailand Day 10 The annual Loy Krathong Festival and grand parade in Chiang Mai
Loy Krathong is a traditional lunar festival marks the end of the rainy season. The Thai tradition of Loy Krathong began in the ancient capital of Sukhothai and is now celebrated throughout Thailand. Parades and beauty contests are part of the fun. People release paper lanters into the sky and float decorated banana-leaf boats (krathongs) onto ponds, lakes and rivers on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar, honoring the Goddess of Water.
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