Loy Krathong 2019
When November’s full moon shines, and the water’s high, you’ll know it’s time again for Loy Krathong. If you went out on the 11th of November in the evening, you would see people on the side of the road, or next to a lake or a clong, selling Kratongs. These are small water-baskets that have flowers, candles, and incense sticks. They are then set free on the water to float away.
This beautiful Thai custom is followed to show gratitude to nature, ask for forgiveness for the destructive nature of mankind, and also to ask for blessings to see better days in the future. This was definitely followed in RAIS as the lower and higher grades celebrated by making Krathongs, having a few games, and selling food.