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Loi Krathong / Thailand Festival of Lights
Sat. 12 November 2016, 6:00 pm – 11:55 pm ACST
One of the most picturesque festivals in Thailand is the evening of Loy Krathong, when people gather around lakes, rivers and canals to pay respect to the Goddess of Water by releasing beautiful lotus shaped rafts, decorated with candles, incense and flowers onto the water.
Every year in Thailand, Loy Krathong falls on the night of the twelfth lunar month (usually in November), at the end of the rainy season when the full-moon lights up the sky. The sight of thousands of Krathongs, their flickering candles sending a thousand pinpoints of light far into the horizon is a truly magical site, and there are plenty of places in Thailand or on this occasion, in Darwin where you can get involved with the festivities.
The night of 12 November 2016 at Kalymnion Brotherhood Hall, the NT Thai Association Inc will host a string of cultural activities, such as ‘Ram Wong’ dance performances, a beauty contest and most of all, the best Loukthong singers from Thailand, Mr Jonas Anderson and Miss Christy Gibson who will be our guest performances, held over 6 hrs of fun and excitement.