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Photos: Filipinos in different parts of Thailand join Loy Krathong celebration

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.

Angel Golbin Austria in Lamlukka, Bangkok
Happy Loy krathong from Patong, Phuket – Chelle Mondonedo
There’s a quiet celebration here in Nan. Simple and spiritual – Bryan Ramos
Filipino teachers in Saimai, Bangkok join Thai people in celebrating the Festival of Lights or famously known as Loy Krathong Festival. Also float their “krathong” wishing everyone the best of life this season.
Charmaine Morata Nicolas @ Rayong Province
“Happy​ Loy Krathong. Enjoy and Stay Safe” greets Lester Esteban.
Rosalio Sominog Abellanosa Taken at Kwan Riam, Wat Bang Pen Tai in Minburi
Francis Bobadilla celebrates Loy Krathong on Chao Phraya River
Shela Consular with friends at Queen’s Park
Noraisa Viloria Gacusan takes a pose with her “krathong”
Jenefe Mangao celebrates Loy Krathong with her Thai husband and their children in Leamchabang, Chonburi.
Brincel Manalastas Parungao in Saraburi
Friends Darling Ubaub and Krizzia Camille Ubaub. Happy Loy Krathong!
Photo shared by a fellow pinoy blogger  Jegs Urbano in Sukhothai
Rhoda Mae Zapico-Realda and husband Elmer Realda celebrate Loy Krathong in Sakon Nakon.
Verman Olano at Rama 3, Chao Phraya River
Gra Cia at Chonburi Province
Christian Delgado in Chiang Mai
Ellen Louisse Ann Yadao with her friend Princess Mirando in Nakhon Sri Thamarrat
Maria Paz S has been celebrating Loy Krathong for more than 10 years. This year she joined the celebration at Wat Sangkaracha, Lat Krabang.
Carina Montoya at Ping River, Chiang Mai
Aileen Grace’s coconut husk krathong from Sriracha, Chonburi. 🇹🇭
Regie Rubillos Hulpa with friends
ノリエガ オデット Pinoy couple in Koh Samui, Suratthani 
Sharon Sarmiento Jayme @ KhonKaenUniversity
Jay Morada utters her wishes during Happy Loy Kratong!

Hope you all had a meaningful Loy Krathong experience in 2019!