Thailand is a country that has many cultural festivals, one of the most well-known and sought after by tourists is Loi Krathong. This festival is a festival to wash candles and flowers with the aim of getting blessings in life. The festival also coincides with the lantern festival so that the combination of candles and flowers that are washed away and the lanterns are very beautiful.
Usually people and religious leaders will come to a number of lakes or rivers and then put rattan made to resemble a lotus flower in which offerings, candles and incense are given. Usually this is done in honor of the spirit of water. It is not uncommon for people to cut their nails and put them in flowers as a sign of self-cleaning.
This festival is held every 12th month on the traditional calendar of Thai people. If calculated with a regular calendar, this festival is usually held every November. In this festival, the people of Thailand will say a prayer together with the aim of giving gratitude to the creator for all the blessings that have occurred for a year.
Usually before candles are washed away, Thai residents will pray for blessings and abundant harvests for the following year. After the candle is struck, Thai residents will continue the Yee Peng festival where they will fly the burning lanterns into space. Usually this release is carried out in the Chiang Mai area.
For tourists who are taking this event for the first time, tourists will also be entertained by various parades, one of which is a lively fireworks parade. For those of you who want to see the excitement and beauty of this festival, you can stop by Chiang Mai while on vacation in Thailand.