Loy Krathong 2014

DSC02530The full moon of 6th November 2014 marks this year’s celebration of Loy Krathong, for my money Thailand’s most colorful holiday.  This is when you float your troubles away on a small boat (krathong) made out of the trunk of a banana tree and decorated with banana leafs and bright flowers.  Large krathongs are also made for competition and the two or three days surrounding the full-moon night are marked with beauty contests and local fairs.  Since Phuket is an island, there are many nice places to launch your boat – they are sold at roadside stands or you can make your own – but any bit of water will do, even an inflatable swimming pool!

Here are a few photos I’ve taken during Loy Krathong over the years…DSC01543

SAM_3689

DSC01537

DSC01470

DSC02393

DSC02480

DSC01547

DSC02444

DSC02453

DSC02517

DSC02496

DSC02492

DSC02525

Happy Loy Krathong, everybody!


Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s