Y2D48 – Loi Krathong

 While walking around Chiagn Mai today, we particapated making a Loi Krathong (Floating Decoration) for the full moon festival.  You make this using parts of the banana tree.

The candle venerates the Buddha with light, while the krathong’s floating symbolizes letting go of all one’s hatred, anger, and defilements. People sometime cut their fingernails or hair and placed the clippings on the krathong as a symbol of letting go of negative thoughts