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Thai community to celebrate Loi Krathong in HCM City

Update: November, 11/2016 - 20:00
Loi Krathong, one of the most important festivals in Thailand, will be held at the District 2-based Thảo Điền Village this Sunday. Photo from Tourism Authority of Thailand Facebook
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY – Loi Krathong, one of the most important festivals in Thailand, will be held at District 2 Thảo Điền Village on Sunday (Nov 13).

In Thai, loi means to float, while krathong means lotus-shaped floats made of banana leaves. At the festival, Thai people float the krathong into the river to show gratitude to the Goddess of Water.

The festival takes place on a full moon day in the 12th lunar month, which falls this year on November 14. 

At the event in HCM City, participants will learn how to make a krathong and drop it into the Sài Gòn River with flowers, candles and incense.

There will be a launch of a book titled Thailand in Hand, providing useful tips on travelling to Thailand and a meeting with famous travelers.

Thai cuisine will be featured at night.

The event was organised by the HCM City office’s Tourism Authority of Thailand, and is expected to attract hundreds of participants. VNS

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