Coming Full Moon is no ordinary full moon – it brings with it… Thailand’s one of the most enchanting and 2nd most prominent annual festivals – Loy Krathong! Also known as the “Festival of Light”
Loy Krathong is celebrated on the night of the full moon in the 12th month of the traditional Thai Lunar Calendar. In the Western calendar, this year falls on 11-13 November.
There are various major events taking place around Bangkok. Grab the chance to experience this annual Thai cultural event by being a part of these Loy Krathong grand events:
The Delightful Colours of the River, Loy Krathong Festival, Bangkok
9-11 November, 2019, from 16.00 – 24.00 Hrs., at the Santi Chai Prakan Public Park, Bangkok.
Featuring Thai cultural activities that reflect the unique Thai traditions and ways of life while promoting distinctive Loy Krathong practices of different destinations around the country.
Activities and workshops include Krathong making using natural materials, Thai cooking, floral garland making, fruit carving, banana stalk carving, Khon mask making, and much more. There are also cultural performances.
ICONSIAM CHAO PHRAYA RIVER OF GLORY
11NOV’19, at River Park, ICONSIAM
Explore perfect dazzling show of lights, colors, and sounds with stunning background of the Chao Phraya River.
Don’t miss these highlights:
– ICONSIAM Loy Krathong Beauty Queen Contest
– Loy Krathong Beauty Queen Parade, led by Nune Woranuch Bhirombhakdi
– International Krathong Exhibition by 15 Embassies, on M Floor
– Meet Disney’s Friends in their Thai traditional costume, first time ever, at ICONSIAM
– Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Figurines—3.5 meter tall
– Mini concert by legendary singer, Got Jakaphun
Furthermore, SOOKSIAM also opens space for more Loy Krathong activities. Come wear Thai traditional costume, appreciate Krathongs with unique styles of the 4 regions around Thailand, join the Loy Krathong Beauty Queen Contest, attend DIY Krathong Workshop (Free Entrance), and enjoy delicious food from 77 provinces, at SOOKSIAM, G Floor, ICONSIAM.
More info @ https://www.iconsiam.com/en/events&activities/iconsiam-chao-phraya-river-of-glory
Experience the grand cultural event with Special Dinner Cruises for Loy Krathong on the magnanimous Chaophraya River of Bangkok on Monday, November 11, 2019. What could be better than being seated in Bangkok’s major waterway and floating your Krathongs(offerings) to the water Goddess “Mae Khonkha” to thank her for her tireless supply of water, simultaneously ask for forgiveness for ever polluting her pious water bodies. More info @ https://www.thairivercruise.com/loy-krathong-dinner-cruise-bangkok-thailand
Other Bangkok’s prominent locations for the Loy Krathong Festival…
Wat Saket (Riverside/Old City)
Phra Athit Pier (Riverside/ Old City)
Maharaj Lifestyle Mall (Riverside/Old City)
Lumpini Park (Silom)
Benjasiri Park (Sukhumvit)
Benjakiti Park (Sukhumvit)
Some Riverside Hotels with Loy Krathong events:
– Anantara Riverside Bangkok
– Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
– Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel
– Shangri La Hotel Bangkok