What things we can put in our krathong?
Besides the sticks of incense and candles, the most common things to put inside a krathong are nail clippings, hair, and bits of old clothes. These items are used by Thai people to represent the past self and all the negative feelings from the last year.
What is Sky Lantern festival in Thailand?
So Yi Peng is also known as Thailand Sky Lantern Festival. These sky lanterns are called khom loi in Thai, which means floating lanterns. The release of lanterns is believed to release negative energy and wish for good luck and good fortune in the coming year.
What is the texture of Loi Loi krathong?
Krathong is a Thai term which refers to a piece of banana trunk decorated with flowers, banana leaves, candle and incense sticks. The word Loy means to float in the Thai language. When put together, those two terms simply mean floating banana trunk festival. Modern krathongs are mostly made out of bread or Styrofoam.
What is the characteristic of Loi Loi Gratong?
A krathong is decorated with elaborately-folded banana leaves, three incense sticks, and a candle. A small coin is sometimes included as an offering to the river spirits. On the night of the full moon, Thais launch their krathong on a river, canal, or a pond, making a wish as they do so.
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.