Need Date for Loy Kratong 2012

By | July 29, 2013

by Michael
(Miami,Florida)

Hello,
I hope you can let me know what exact date in November the Loy Kratong festival will be next year in 2012.
Thank you very much and see you there.
Mr. Michael Zaldivar,U.S.A.

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Need Date for Loy Kratong 2012

Loy Krathong Festival 2012
by: Kevin(Webmaster)

Hi Michael

You are very early off the starting block!.

According to the 2012 Thai Lunar Calender, the Loy Krathong Festival which takes place around the full moon of the 11th Lunar Month of each year will actually fall on Wednesday, November 28, 2012…..the unknown facts of course will be whether the festival is celebrated the weekend prior to the full moon (24th-25th) or whether it will be celebrated the weekend following (1st-2nd December).

My own bet would be the weekend of 24th & 25th November.

Loy Kratong is the justly famous festival of light, when candles and incense offerings (Kratong) are floated down rivers and small hot air balloons (Khom Loy) are launched into the air. Not actually an official public holiday, but nevertheless a very busy period, especially in Chiang Mai, Ayudhya and Sukothai, where the celebrations can take place over several days.


BANG
by: Anonymous

” ….. where the celebrations can take place over several days.”

More like several WEEKS in reality!!

Fireworks commenced in Chiang Mai on October 5th and are continuing for another couple of weeks.


Date For Loy Krathong Festival 2012
by: Kevin(Webmaster)

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