Set all your hopes and dreams free and let all your grievances and regrets go with them

On the night of the full moon of the 12th lunar month, Thai people set small handmade rafts decorated with flowers, candles and incense sticks afloat on nearby ponds, lakes and waterways, or even the sea, to honor and pay respect to the goddess of water and apologise for the bad things done to the river during the past year.

Picture: Loi Krathong… by rachayuan, on Flickr

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Set all your hopes and dreams free and let all your grievances and regrets go with them…

On the night of the full moon of the 12th lunar month, Thai people set  small handmade rafts afloat on nearby ponds, lakes and waterways, to honor and pay respect to the goddess of water and apologise for the bad things done to the river during the past year. The act of setting the raft off is also symbolic of letting go of grudges so that life can be started afresh without anger.

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Picture: Loi Krathong in Shanghai, 2010 by rachayuan, on Flickr

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10,000 lanterns are launched into the sky to celebrate the Loy Krathong festival in Mae Jo, Thailand. Loy Krathong is a Buddhist adaptation of the Hindu festival honoring the water gods. Taken by Nik Daum (http://www.nikdaum.com)