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Loy Krathong is rooted in a deep pool of animist beliefs, Theravada Buddhist tradition and early Thai-Lao-Shan history. The most popular legend stars Nang Nopphamat, a beautiful woman thought to have lived during the Sukhothai-era around the 14th century. In a successful attempt to attract King Ramkamhaeng’s attention, she crafted a lotus-shaped offering with a candle and intricate fruit carvings, among other colourful bits, and floated it downriver. Hence the krathong was born.
Join us on the 3. of November....it's a social arrangement with respect to the Thai tradition.
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