The Loy Krathong Festival is about to shine once again in the heart of Thailand. Millions of people across the country are preparing to celebrate this traditional holiday that pays homage to Mae Khongkha, the Hindu goddess of waters. Although the celebrations begin a few days before, this annual event will be celebrated on November, 28 in the Land of Smiles. During this special day, Thais and visitors from around the world come together in a series of traditional activities that reflect gratitude and devotion to the water goddess, such as creating and launching into the water of rivers, ponds and lakes of krathongs, small handcrafted boats and decorated with banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense.
Before this big day, Chiang Mai prepares to impress the world with Yi Peng, an event in which the sky will light up on November 27 and 28 with its procession of paper lanterns.