Loi Krathong Celebrations Hosted by STOU

In conjunction with public offices and public enterprises in Nonthaburi province, STOU hosted celebrations for Loi Krathong on the evening of Wednesday, 28 November. Loi Krathong is an important Thai holiday in which people gather at lakes, rivers and other bodies of water and float small krathong, which are small lotus-shaped vessels that contain candles, incense and various other offerings. Originally, these offerings were a sign of respect and gratitude for the river goddess. Today, the symbolic meanings have become broader and the holiday provides a festive atmosphere for participants. This year was the 8th time STOU hosted a Loi Krathong celebration. Fortunately, the rain from earlier in the day gave way to clear weather, and the evening was able to feature traditional music and dance, folk performances, luk thung musicians and other presentations.