Loy Krathong holiday in Thailand
• Loy Krathong Festival in Thailand
Loy Krathong - one of the largest festivals of Thailand. Each November, the full moon, the rivers run boats made of palm leaves with candles and the night sky is filled with thousands of paper lanterns. "Loy" means "to float" and "Krathong" is called a small raft of banana leaves, decorated with flowers, candles and incense sticks. Rafts Each master himself, although you can buy ready-made. Lit candle symbolizes the light of the Buddha's teachings, and the ritual - cleansing man from filth and bad thoughts.
The festival is held in the city of Sukhothai, the former capital of the XIII century in a prosperous state, a precursor of modern Thailand. Now its ancient monuments and Buddhist shrines included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Celebration lasts for several days and attracts many tourists.