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Thailand Loy Krathong 2012 Festival

Loy Krathong 2012 (or Loi Krathong) is a Thailand’s traditional festival. It describes an evening that people of Thailand show respect to their water goddess. How do they show respect? They show respect by floating offerings made from candlelit on all the wells, waterways all over the country. This floating aspect came from “Loy” word that means, “Floating”. On the other hand, “Krathong” literally has a meaning of a raft. You can give a rough estimate of the raft diameter to be the size of a hand span, made traditionally by use of banana trunks. Alternatively, you can also use Styrofoam or bread to make a raft. The bread raft is an environmental protection reducing problems resulting from water pollution.