Loy Krathong is said to be the second biggest festival in Thailand after Songkran. And so when the whole country celebrated Loy Krathong Festival (also known as the Festival of Lights), the Filipinos came along and joined the fun along with Thai locals and other expats.
Krathong is a Thai term which refers to a piece of banana trunk decorated with flowers, banana leaves, candle and incense sticks. Aside from showing respects to the goddess of the river called Pra Mae Khongkha, Thai people make a Krathong to worship and ask for forgiveness. Thais now also see it as a time to wave goodbye to misfortunes, wash away sins of the past year, and make wishes for the coming year.
Here are some of the photos shared by our kababayan.
Hope you all had a meaningful Loy Krathong experience in 2019!