Happy Loi Krathong in Thailand!

Happy Loi Krathong in Thailand!

Loi Krathong is the famous lantern festival in Thailand and happens on the night of the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar, which happens this year today (November 6th)!

Read more about the history and some some facts about the festival here: Five Things to Know About The Thai Lantern Festival, Loi Krathong

Our teachers are in the midst of celebrating the festival, by floating their “loi krathongs” into rivers or oceans near where they are currently living in Thailand. Loi Krathong translates roughly to floating lanterns, floating boats, or floating decorations.

Happy Loi Krathong!

Happy Loy Krathong my friends

A photo posted by Paulina Knotts (@pauleeeena) on

“To float a basket” #loikrathong #thaifestivals #theadventuresofalishankai @alishanieh A video posted by Kai Dionna (@simplyyykai) on

Happy Loi Krathong from Khuang Nai!

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Happy Loy Krathong A photo posted by vaughan fountain (@vfount64) on

Loi Krathong with my students!

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Happy Loi Krathong! My first Thai holiday! A photo posted by Stephanie Carozza (@scarozza) on

Loy Krathong! Today I got dressed up in a traditional Thai suit, walked in a parade, made 50 krathongs, and took a lot of pictures! #Thailand #loykrathong #love

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Watching my worries float away on the water. A photo posted by @blairannbg on

#tbt Happy Loy Krathong to everyone in Thailand, miss those faces

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Getting ready to release my krathong into the water #LoyKrathong A photo posted by Chandler Gelb (@chandlerbingg) on

More from Loy Krathong!! Top is during the parade with the director of Muangkae and lots of my coworkers! The other pictures are my krathong and my released krathong! #Thailand #love

A photo posted by thompsonbrittr (@thompsonbrittr) on

Well today was epic. It’s Loy Krathong in Thailand and I had the absolute honor of being in the holiday parade dressed in traditional Thai garb! Loy Krathong takes place during a full moon and Thais float a handmade krathong into the water and make a wish. It is a cleansing ritual and also pays respect to the water spirits. #thailand #parade #loykrathong #tradition #fullmoon #wanderlust #holiday #travel #teachabroad #pathumthani #selfie #didimentionihatepink A photo posted by Lauren (@xlau7enx) on

Loy Krathong festival in Sukhothai 🙂 @kaybee206

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Chaiyaphum does Loi Krathong! Not a day goes by where I’m not super touched by the heart and spirit here A photo posted by @alicornell11 on

Happy Loy Krathong Day!

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Up up and away A photo posted by Charlotte Oddi (@charoddi) on

happy Loi Krathong, festival of floating baskets where we send flowers out into the river under a full moon

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Loy Krathong Day! A photo posted by @booboo_yup on

What is your favorite festival or holiday you’ve ever celebrated abroad? Comment below!

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