Achievers Directory‎ > ‎F‎ > ‎Festivals‎ > ‎Loy Krathong - November‎ > ‎

How to make Loy Krathong

Top

How to make a Krathong

1. Cut or slice a banana trunk – this will be the kratong's base. The banana trunk is commonly recommended because it easily serves as the kratong's natural floating base.

2. Attach some leaves of banana around the sliced banana trunk. Make sure that the leaves are pointing upward. Use small pins to hold the leaves into place.

3. Attach another layer of banana leaves onto the sliced banana trunk. This time, have the leaves appear alternately with the first layer.

4. Cut the lower parts of the banana leaves. Perform this process within the bottom surface line of the sliced banana trunk.

5. Polish the other side of the sliced banana trunk. This step will make the kratong appear clean. Accomplish this by attaching enough flower onto the banana trunk.

6. Beautify your kratong. Embed some flowers on it. One popular choice among kratong makers is the purple amaranth globe. Commonly, you can attach these pieces by pricking them into half with small sticks (toothpicks will commonly do the trick). Attach amaranth globes until only a small space is left to where you can place candle sticks.

7. Finish the loi kratong boat by placing a small candle, flowers, three incense sticks, and some coins. Betel nuts are optional additions. The candle stick will serve as its light because the ceremony is celebrated at night. Candles and incense sticks are used to drive away bad spirits that are believed to influence the people in harming the bodies of water. The coins symbolize the urge of prosperity. Betel nuts serve as food offering to the goddess. Letting the loi kratong float freely on the river s associated with letting go of anger, grudges and other feelings.

Loy Krathong festival

on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar (which is usually around November) is the Loy Krathong festival. Many Thai’s will make and release a krathong into the river as a symbolic nature to letting go of all grudges, anger, and negative thoughts so they can start their life fresh on a better foot. Before releasing the krathong a candle and i
ncense is lit to honour and praise the original buddha. Typically a krathong is handmade by the individual from a selection of natural materials. Usually, banana tree trunks as the float and intricate folded banana leaves and various flowers to decorate.


to see more including photos and videos click here





Related topics








Other stuff




Media Channels



Recommended Events

Approved Events: open page to sort by columns

Event YY.mm.dd / LocationIndustry / ThemeCost (L M H) / Durationwhy goName / link
2019.06.23 / Bangkok Photos with models - rooftop 5000 exclusive timeslot and lunch unique  fbk page bkk tourism - invite details 
2019.05.04 /  Comedy / Magner Festiva low  fbk group bkk nightlife 
2019.04.06 Bts Asok Comedy - International Jimmy Carr med -  in 2016 he rocked Bangkok fbk bkk nightlife 
2019.03.04  Comedy low  GLOBAL ROAST BATTLE PHENOMENON--YOUR HOOD'S A JOKE. fbk bpac  
2019.02.21 to 24 Bts Phloen Chit Garden Fair - Nai Lert Flower & Garden Art Fair 2019 low - 150 bt astonishing - heritage home TB events: Nai Lert Park Heritage Home บ้านปาร์คนายเลิศ 
2019.02.16 / Saraburi 9am to 9pm Social: Meet Locals day trip low - day trip activities Thai and Foreigners mixing it up TML: Saraburi hypo 
2019.01.26 / Suk Soi 19 Comedy / 5 star Westin Grand Hotel low international at Westin Grand Hotel Stand up Asia - fbk invite 
2018.12 30 days Dusit Festival - Aoon Ai Rak Warm love Free Thai Costume / heritage Warm love AoonAiRak 
2018.12.19 / Suk Soi 13 Comedy / battle off the best low  huge gig  fbk grp bkk nightlife 
Showing 9 items from page Approved Events sorted by Event YY.mm.dd / Location. View more »


Places visited

Places visited: open page to see more / sort by columns

Event date yymm / locationEventVenue / HostPublication link
2019.10.12 F&D Beer Garden Beer Garden Suk Soi 19 fbk grp Bkk Tourism 
2019.10.10 F&D T21 Moom Muum Park fbk grp Bkk adventure 
2019.06. 12 Suk Soi 19 Lunch special  Big mama Tapas fbk grp bkk adventure - pic / vid 
2018.12.20 Suk Soi 19 F&D Tapas Big Mama Tapas fbk Joy 
2018.12.03 Ratchada Museum 3D art Art in Paradise fbk bkk adventure pic n vids 
2018.11.30 Suk Soi 21 F&D Japanese Kenshin Isayaka fbk page bkk tourism: 5 pics 
2018.11.28 / Suk Bts Asok Entertainment / Diner  Dine in Dark fbk adventure pic / vid 
2018.10.23 / Phra Nakon F&D Thai Khao Tha Restaurant fbk page B.Pac pic n Vid 
2018.10.22 Siam  Park @ Siam Park @ Siam tb directory Park @ Siam 
Showing 9 items from page places visited sorted by Event date yymm / location. View more »

News
  • Hormones altered by gender bend chemi in Plastic Teen hormones being altered by gender-bending chemicalssourceFour out of every five British teens have their hormones upset by gender-bending chemicals found in plastics, new research suggests ...
    Posted 17 Oct 2019, 20:35 by Happi Mess
  • 110 yrs of scientists climate scares source The years Scientists seeking funding and journalists seeking an audience agree: panic sells. “Global cooling is going to kills us all!” “No, wait: global warming is going to kill ...
    Posted 17 Oct 2019, 20:29 by Happi Mess
  • so this is what a Vegan does, right ? The number of animals that die each and every day to produce vegan food is astonishing. Matthew Evans. Picture: Alan Benson From The Weekend Australian Magazine source There’s a ...
    Posted 17 Oct 2019, 20:35 by Happi Mess
  • new MRT stations that make Bangkok’s old town fastrack index Free QR code readerNew stationsThe Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to welcome the opening of four new MRT subway stations in Bangkok’s Old ...
    Posted 14 Oct 2019, 03:27 by Happi Mess
  • Smartphone users Isolation Matrix Photographer removes our smartphones to show our strange and lonely new world Are you reading this on a handheld device?  There’s a good chance you are.  Now imagine how ...
    Posted 11 Oct 2019, 23:20 by Happi Mess
  • iPhone 11 is coming to town The wait is finally over. In the early hours of September 11, Apple unveiled its 2019 iPhone range to a throng of rapturous disciples. There are three new models to ...
    Posted 11 Sep 2019, 19:28 by Happi Mess
  • Duty Free receipt - urgent warning Tourist issues urgent warning to Australian travellers after finding a 'very concerning' detail on his duty-free alcohol receipt - and reveals why you should NEVER throw them away Tourist issues ...
    Posted 18 Jul 2019, 20:54 by Happi Mess
  • 69 Profound Confucius Quotes for Life, Love and Laugh in HappiMess If you’ve ever studied Chinese history, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the great philosopher Confucius.Not only have his words of wisdom had an enormous impact on Chinese society ...
    Posted 11 Jul 2019, 20:17 by Happi Mess
  • Strong Women prefer to be Single “I believe in strong women. I believe in the woman who is able to stand up for herself. I believe in the woman who doesn’t need to hide behind ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2019, 20:59 by Happi Mess
Showing posts 1 - 9 of 247. View more »


Bangkok Hospitality & Tourism

Donate Photos, videos and adventure stories or join our Community Groups

Become a Roaming reporter how it works











Feedback


Comments