Hua Hin Loy Krathong Festival Thailand

Loy Krathong Festival in Hua Hin

One of Thailand most colourful festivals, Loy Kratong, is a fun event for families. It is a festival of light that usually performed on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, generally falls in November.

Translated literally, "loy" means to float and "krathong" is a floating vessel made to be put away in lake, canal or the sea to wash away your woes and troubles. Krathongs are traditionally made out of banana leaves, although it is not uncommon to see them constructed from synthetic materials these days.

Every year in Hua Hun, there will be more than ten beautiful Loy Kratong festival wagons that together make the grand procession to The Queen Park (19 Rai), and there the big party awaits all. Traditional music will play during the parade as the participants dance and celebrate in their traditional wear.

The act of floating Krathong is quite important since it marks the cultural event, and therefore, the key activity of this festival. All the Thais will be heading for a stretch of water, be it lake, canal or even the sea to set their krathongs afloat.

It?s quite rare that you will have an opportunity to celebrate Loy Krathong by the sea and this is the event not to be missed.