THE 2 TYPES OF
OSKY LANTERN(YI PENG)
OLOY or LOI KRATHONGFESTIVAL
-THE SKY LANTERN FESTIVAL OF
THAILAND IS HELD NOT JUST IN
THIS COUNTRY BUT ALSO IN
CHINA,TAIWAN AND OTHER
Each release of a sky lantern is a
petition ,small prayer, or good
wishes of the person who
release the lantern
-this event is held on the full
moon of 12th month in the
traditional Thai lunar calendar
or in western calendar in
THE CHIANG MAI has been the
scene of mass sky lantern
release. Some of the meaning
on the sky lantern are:
O it sends bad lucks and misfortune away into the air
O People say a short prayer for launching the lantern
,sometimes they will also write their address in the
lantern. Anyone who later finds the lantern then claim
money from the sender .in this way the good fortune is
O It considered as good luck. Thais believes this sky
lantern are symbols of problem and worries floating
O It is an act of veneration to Pra Ged Kaew Ju La
IT ALSO CELEBRATED IN
- LOY/LOI- Is literally means “to
-KRATHONG Is refers to the “lotusshaped receptacle” which can float on
O was originally made of banana
leaves or the layer of the trunk of a
banana tree or a spider lily plant.
O It is decorated with elaboratelyfolded banana leaves, flowers
,candles ,and incense sticks.
O They float the krathong in a river ,
canal or on a pond lake
O Is said to have begun in 13th century
when a young queen made a small
boat adorned with candles and sent
it down the river.
O It is a ritual honoring for PHRA MAE
KONG KA, the goddess of water.
O The construction of colorful boats
was a way of not only giving thanks
for the abundance of water
O But also a way to seek
forgiveness for overuse and
O Today , LOY KRATONG is a
way for people to make a wish
and look forward the future.
O What are two Lantern Festivals of
What month does the two Lantern Festival
What Lantern Festival symbolizes “the
problem were taken away”?
It is the festival that honors the goddess of
What is the literally meaning of “Loi/Loi”?