What are the characteristics of Thai Lantern Festival?
During the festival, the people create lanterns of white color and place a candle in the center. These lanterns are usually large. They have to be held in the air till the hot air generated by the burning candle, engulfs the inside of the lantern. This readies the lantern to be released so that it can fly up and away.
What is the essence of Thai Lantern Festival for Thai peoples?
It symbolizes new beginnings and good luck.
When you release your lantern or krathong into a river or into the sky, you are supposed to wish all your problems and bad luck away with it as it is a symbol of new beginnings.
What is the line of Lantern Festival in Thailand?
Festival participants have been known to line the banks of the Ping River, releasing lanterns both into the air and onto the water. For the best vantage point, head to either the Nawarat Bridge or Iron Bridge (Saphan Lek), and watch as the khom loy light up the night.
How they celebrate the Thai Lantern Festival?
During Loy Krathong, people will release floating lanterns on bodies of water with lit candles inside to carry away misfortunes. Yi Peng is the “sky lantern festival” and is celebrated on the same day in northern Thailand by releasing lanterns into the sky carrying wishes for the coming year.
Are floating lanterns legal?
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The ban applies to all sky lanterns. Sky lanterns are miniature, unmanned hot air balloons that rely on an open flame to heat the air inside the lantern, causing it to lift into the atmosphere.
Are Floating lanterns safe?
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Sky lanterns have become increasingly popular as a way to celebrate. However, they pose a serious fire safety hazard and their use is prohibited by National Fire Protection Association code requirements.
Why is the Lantern Festival unique?
Over time, this festival has been influenced by other customs and practices such as Buddhism and Daoism. It has since become a unique celebration for all Chinese people worldwide. The festival is peppered with colorful red lanterns meant to bring good fortune.