KHOM LOY FESTIVALNovember 12, 2008At Anantara Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
Come celebrate the annual Thai festival, which is held on the night full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai Lunar calendar, this usually falls in November.
Buddhists in Thailand honour Buddha by sending a small raft made of banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense, called a ‘Kratong’, into the river. The act of floating away the candle raft is also symbolic of letting go of one’s grudges and anger so that one can start life anew on a better foot. Many Thai people also believe that floating the raft will create good luck and they do it to honour and thank the Goddess of Water, Phra Mae Khongkha. Apart from the floating raft, lanterns (‘Khom Loy’) also become part of this tradition. There are purposes for the Northern Thais to float lanterns, for beauty and for propitious reasons.
Khom Loy Festival at the Anantara Golden TriangleITINERARY
Guests will be transferred from the Lobby to the Lotus Pond
Join in the ‘Kratong’ floating ceremony
Guests will be transferred to the hotel poolside for the dinner buffet, traditional show, and live band
The Highlight of the Event! Hot air balloons will be released into the night sky, a beautiful display you do not want to missWe hope to see you there!
Price 1800++ Baht per person*** Price is food basis, including ‘kratong’and hot air balloon.*** Price is subject to service charge and tax
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