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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

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 pay respect to the goddess of water and apologise for the bad things done to the river during the past year. The act is also symbolic of letting go of grudges so that life can be started afresh without anger. In Northern Thailand hundreds of sky lanterns are launched into the air and homes, gardens and temples are all decorated with paper lanterns.
More on Loi Krathong and Yi Peng  by Somewhere in the world today…


livingtheliminal:

Lantern Festival of Yee Peng
… this experience was still as epic as it looks.  
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 pay respect to the goddess of water and apologise for the bad things done to the river during the past year. The act is also symbolic of letting go of grudges so that life can be started afresh without anger. In Northern Thailand hundreds of sky lanterns are launched into the air and homes, gardens and temples are all decorated with paper lanterns.
More on Loi Krathong and Yi Peng  by Somewhere in the world today…


livingtheliminal:

Lantern Festival of Yee Peng
… this experience was still as epic as it looks.  
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 pay respect to the goddess of water and apologise for the bad things done to the river during the past year. The act is also symbolic of letting go of grudges so that life can be started afresh without anger. In Northern Thailand hundreds of sky lanterns are launched into the air and homes, gardens and temples are all decorated with paper lanterns.
More on Loi Krathong and Yi Peng  by Somewhere in the world today…


livingtheliminal:

Lantern Festival of Yee Peng
… this experience was still as epic as it looks.  
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 pay respect to the goddess of water and apologise for the bad things done to the river during the past year. The act is also symbolic of letting go of grudges so that life can be started afresh without anger. In Northern Thailand hundreds of sky lanterns are launched into the air and homes, gardens and temples are all decorated with paper lanterns.
More on Loi Krathong and Yi Peng  by Somewhere in the world today…


livingtheliminal:

Lantern Festival of Yee Peng
… this experience was still as epic as it looks.  
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 pay respect to the goddess of water and apologise for the bad things done to the river during the past year. The act is also symbolic of letting go of grudges so that life can be started afresh without anger. In Northern Thailand hundreds of sky lanterns are launched into the air and homes, gardens and temples are all decorated with paper lanterns.
More on Loi Krathong and Yi Peng  by Somewhere in the world today…


livingtheliminal:

Lantern Festival of Yee Peng
… this experience was still as epic as it looks.  
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 pay respect to the goddess of water and apologise for the bad things done to the river during the past year. The act is also symbolic of letting go of grudges so that life can be started afresh without anger. In Northern Thailand hundreds of sky lanterns are launched into the air and homes, gardens and temples are all decorated with paper lanterns.
More on Loi Krathong and Yi Peng  by Somewhere in the world today…


livingtheliminal:

Lantern Festival of Yee Peng
… this experience was still as epic as it looks.  
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 pay respect to the goddess of water and apologise for the bad things done to the river during the past year. The act is also symbolic of letting go of grudges so that life can be started afresh without anger. In Northern Thailand hundreds of sky lanterns are launched into the air and homes, gardens and temples are all decorated with paper lanterns.
More on Loi Krathong and Yi Peng  by Somewhere in the world today…


livingtheliminal:

Lantern Festival of Yee Peng
… this experience was still as epic as it looks.  
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 pay respect to the goddess of water and apologise for the bad things done to the river during the past year. The act is also symbolic of letting go of grudges so that life can be started afresh without anger. In Northern Thailand hundreds of sky lanterns are launched into the air and homes, gardens and temples are all decorated with paper lanterns.
More on Loi Krathong and Yi Peng  by Somewhere in the world today…


livingtheliminal:

Lantern Festival of Yee Peng
… this experience was still as epic as it looks.  
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 pay respect to the goddess of water and apologise for the bad things done to the river during the past year. The act is also symbolic of letting go of grudges so that life can be started afresh without anger. In Northern Thailand hundreds of sky lanterns are launched into the air and homes, gardens and temples are all decorated with paper lanterns.
More on Loi Krathong and Yi Peng  by Somewhere in the world today…


livingtheliminal:

Lantern Festival of Yee Peng
… this experience was still as epic as it looks.  
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 pay respect to the goddess of water and apologise for the bad things done to the river during the past year. The act is also symbolic of letting go of grudges so that life can be started afresh without anger. In Northern Thailand hundreds of sky lanterns are launched into the air and homes, gardens and temples are all decorated with paper lanterns.
More on Loi Krathong and Yi Peng  by Somewhere in the world today…


livingtheliminal:

Lantern Festival of Yee Peng
… this experience was still as epic as it looks.  

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 pay respect to the goddess of water and apologise for the bad things done to the river during the past year. The act is also symbolic of letting go of grudges so that life can be started afresh without anger. In Northern Thailand hundreds of sky lanterns are launched into the air and homes, gardens and temples are all decorated with paper lanterns.

More on Loi Krathong and Yi Peng  by Somewhere in the world today…

livingtheliminal:

Lantern Festival of Yee Peng

… this experience was still as epic as it looks.