Loi Krathong Festival Bangkok & Central Thailand 2015

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Date: 23 – 25 November, 2015
Venue: Nationwide

One of the most-celebrated festivities especially among the Thai people nationwide is the Loi Kratong Festival which usually falls on the full moon night of the 12th lunar month. Several important rivers and ponds across Thailand will be illuminated with candle-lit ‘Krathong’ —small floating vessels made from banana leaves and decorated with incense, offerings, flowers and candles. 

Apart from the making and floating of krathongs, there are also several other exciting events taking place during Loi Krathong, from beauty contests to performances of traditional music and dance, and dramatic firework displays. Therefore, Loi Krathong is a spectacle not to be missed. This year, the festival is set to take place during 23-25 November, 2015 nationwide.

Bangkok & Central Thailand

River Festival & Firework Display
In Bangkok, the Chao Phraya river is the centre of Loi Krathong celebration. This year’s grand celebration is set to take place at Suan Nakarapirom in Phra Nakhon district during 23-24 November 2015. During the three-day event, visitors will be brought back into the charming old Thai atmosphere when people clad in the traditional Thai costumes and enjoy Thai style of fun activities and cultural shows. There will be booths demonstrating Thai cultural products, traditional performances as well as Loi Krathong exhibition.

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One the night of 25 November, there will be the competition of illuminated boat procession which will start from Krung Thep Bridge towards Rama 8 Bridge and then finish at Nakarapirom Park. Other activities also include firework display, Loi Kratong interactive exhibition & display, demonstration of making Kratong, demonstration of Thai cuisine and Thai dessert making, and cultural shows.

Meanwhile, several temples and communities along the Chao Phraya river will also have special arrangement on the Loi Krathong night with numerous fun-filled performances and entertainment. Hotels on the riverside join hands to host the extravaganza fireworks display over the Chao Phraya river at 22:00 hrs. to make it a memorable night event.

For more information, please contact TAT Call Center 1672  

Via TATNEWS