Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Loi Krathong Parade

On the appearance of the full moon in late October or early November, a festival is held. Each village has a parade and a celebration is held at night. During the celebration, families light candles on little floats decorated with flowers and set them in the water as an offering to appease the spirits of the water. "Loi" means to float and "Krathong" is the word for flower pot. So the translation is "floating flower pot".


At 2:52 PM, Blogger MJ said...

Is that to celebrate the oncoming winter or something?


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