Paper Lanterns Being Released Into The Sky In Thailand
Loi Krathong (or Loy Krathong/Loy Kratong) is a festival in Thailand that takes place on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, where thousands of little, candlelit floats are let go onto rivers and other waterways as offerings to the river spirits.
In the northern part of Thailand, and especially Chiang Mai, the festival is known as Yi Peng, and is celebrated by the launching of thousands of paper lanterns into the sky. The act of launching the lanterns into the air symbolizes the release and departure of bad luck, and the hopeful receipt of impending good fortune.
[A lantern festival in Thailand via/Imgur]
By Matt Stabile
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