Sunday, November 20, 2005

Loy Kratong or the "Festival of Light" (Nov 20)

Loy Kratong is on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month. The festival expresses gratitude to the goddess of water “Phra Mae Kongka”. The best part is making the kratongs, traditionally made of banana leaves and trunks with candles. Some pictures of my Dad and family celebrating Loy Kratong 2005:

The Ketunuti’s celebrating a Loy Kratong dinner outside our house. My Dad is in the red shirt looking content!

Kratongs (the little lit floats) in the backyard pond.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grand Aunty Chris. It is very nice of you to post our picture. Mom told me that she painted flowers on your bed room wall.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We gave thanks for our usage of water to "Mae Phra Kongka", and asked her to forgive us for all the misusages and sins that were committed. She is the symbol for Water supply organization and her statue is placed near Sanam Luang.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After delicious meal, good drinks in the surrounding of good companions, one can not help but thanking the good day and be content with the world.

10:21 AM  
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