Northern Thai Lantern

Kornrawiee

Bangkok, Thailand

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In the Northern of Thailand it called Tung, they hanged its in the house, around the house especially when Loi Kathong Day, thet lighten Tung, very beautiful in the darkness and the full moon.

Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the western calendar this usually falls in November.

“Loi” means “to float” and a “krathong” is traditionally made from a section of banana tree trunk. Modern krathongs are more often made of bread or styrofoam. A bread krathong will disintegrate in a few a days and be eaten by fish and other animals.

The traditional banana stalk krathongs are also biodegradable, but styrofoam krathongs are frowned on, since they are polluting and may take years to disappear.

Regardless of the composition, a krathong will be decorated with elaborately-folded banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense sticks. A low value coin is sometimes included as an offering to the river spirits.

Thank you to interesting Thailand:)

Captured by Nikon D90 and a bit edited by Aperture 3.1

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