Loy Krathong is a holiday in Thailand celebrated annually in November. This year it was held on the 17th which was a Sunday. It is a celebration to the water gods asking for safe passage for another year. It involves buying or making a “float” from various vendors. Usually they are decorated with various flowers and incents and candles in the middle. You then add some of your hair and nail clippings and typically the thais add 9 baht because 9 is considered lucky for them. I added 19 to mine, because that’s my lucky number!
I have to say, it was such a beautiful holiday! Watching everyone light of Chinese Fire Lanterns out into the sky, and the candles burning as the waves took the Krathongs out to sea.
The down side of this holiday was all of the trash the next morning. Although they’re supposed to be made of natural materials, this isn’t always the case. None the less, I thanked the water Gods for a year of safety and hoped for another safe year for divers and water lovers alike.