Loi Krathong Festival


 A shopkeeper puts the finishing touches on a colourful krathong. The full moon night of the twelfth lunar month (usually in mid-November) is the time for the Loi Krathong festival. The word loi in Thai means “to float”, while krathong refers to a cup most commonly made from banana leaves. A candle is placed inside … Read more Loi Krathong Festival

Ploughing Ceremony

The Ploughing Ceremony in progress. The annual Ploughing Ceremony takes place during the sixth lunar month, at the Pramane Ground near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. One of Thailand’s most interesting events, the Ploughing Ceremony is of great importance to the country’s farmers. Thailand is basically an agricultural country, with about 80 per cent of … Read more Ploughing Ceremony

Songkran Festival

The most amazingly wild, wet and sanook of all Thailand’s festivals is Songkran, which starts on April 13 every year and lasts for three wild, wet, and extremely fun days. To the Thai people, this festival is one of religious significance, but it is always one of intense water-throwing as well. Everyone gets soaking wet … Read more Songkran Festival