November 13, 2008

Loy Kratong 2008

Yesterday was Loy Kratong Festival. It falls on the full moon of the 12th month in the Thai Lunar Calendar, or the full moon of the 10th month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

Due to political unrest, the crowds appear much less this year, the Prime Minister even issued a bomb warning to the public to warn people away from crowded places. The crowds do seem to be a lot less than previous years, but still a lot of people went to the rivers to let their worries float away with the kratong and to pray for prosperity in the upcoming year.

I didn't take many pictures this year because it's so dark. (It was so crazy windy the kratong's candles couldn't stay lit.) And to keep this post on topic for this blog, I prayed for no server problems in the next year!

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