Loy Krathong: Here's how Thailand's Festival of Lights look like

  • The Loy Krathong festival, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an annual Thai festival celebrated to express gratitude to the goddess of water.
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Loy Krathong allows believers to symbolically float their misfortunes away on “krathongs” and start another year of life with a clean slate. The festival is celebrated on the night of the full moon of the 12th lunar month, which traditionally marks the end of the rainy season.(Bloomberg)

Loy Krathong allows believers to symbolically float their misfortunes away on “krathongs” and start another year of life with a clean slate. The festival is celebrated on the night of the full moon of the 12th lunar month, which traditionally marks the end of the rainy season.(Bloomberg)

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Women in traditional attires, hold krathongs in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat to mark Loy Krathong, an annual festival in which floating decorative rafts are released into rivers and ponds across the country during the evening of the full moon of the 12th Thai lunar month. (AFP)

Women in traditional attires, hold krathongs in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat to mark Loy Krathong, an annual festival in which floating decorative rafts are released into rivers and ponds across the country during the evening of the full moon of the 12th Thai lunar month. (AFP)

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People in Bangkok, Thailand, gather to place krathongs (floating baskets) into a canal during the Loy Krathong festival, which is held as a symbolic apology to the goddess of the river.(REUTERS)

People in Bangkok, Thailand, gather to place krathongs (floating baskets) into a canal during the Loy Krathong festival, which is held as a symbolic apology to the goddess of the river.(REUTERS)

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A woman prays with a krathong in her hand before releasing it in the canal on the occasion of Loy Krathong festival. (REUTERS)

A woman prays with a krathong in her hand before releasing it in the canal on the occasion of Loy Krathong festival. (REUTERS)

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A mother and her daughter hold a Krathong, a floral arrangement with incense and candles, before setting it afloat in the Ping River during the Loy Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.(Bloomberg)

A mother and her daughter hold a Krathong, a floral arrangement with incense and candles, before setting it afloat in the Ping River during the Loy Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.(Bloomberg)

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Visitors take photos at Tha Phae Gate during the Loy Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.(Bloomberg)

Visitors take photos at Tha Phae Gate during the Loy Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.(Bloomberg)

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Visitors set off fireworks at the Ping River during the Loy Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.(Bloomberg)

Visitors set off fireworks at the Ping River during the Loy Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.(Bloomberg)

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