Loy Krathong, known as the Lantern Festival of Thailand or Thailand’s Festival of Lights, usually occurs at the November full moon to honor the Goddess of water and pay respect to the Buddha. It features thousands of lotus-shaped baskets called krathong floating on the rivers.
What is the characteristics of lantern in Thailand?
It symbolizes new beginnings and good luck.
When you release your lantern or krathong into a river or into the sky, you are supposed to wish all your problems and bad luck away with it as it is a symbol of new beginnings.
What makes Lantern Festival of Thailand unique?
Why is it celebrated? A powerful union of water and lights makes this festival a momentous time for every gazer. The Thais honor the Goddess of water and pay respect to the Buddha. The celebration of lights and water is diluted with zealous emotions, especially of the participating lot.
What is the purpose of sky lantern in Thailand?
It is considered good luck to release a sky lantern, and many Thai people believe they are symbolic of problems and worries floating away.
How long does a lantern last?
Even a small lamp may last for three to four hours if you keep the flame size low. Liquid paraffin burns 1/2 ounce for every hour that the lamp burns. How do you trim a lantern wick?
What do floating lanterns symbolize?
The sky lantern ceremony has come to represent the releasing of one’s deepest fears and desires. It is a symbolic cleansing, a letting go of everything that troubles you. It is also the beginning of a new, enlightened you, with the light illuminating the path of knowledge and righteousness.