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Hundreds attend the Yee Peng festival in Thailand

AFP

Published : Nov 5, 2017, 12:41 pm IST
Updated : Nov 15, 2017, 1:27 pm IST
This event is part of the festival of lights in Northern Thailand to show respect to Buddha. (Photo: AFP)
This event is part of the festival of lights in Northern Thailand to show respect to Buddha. (Photo: AFP)
A buddhist monk sweeps the steps of a shrine to Buddha before the celebration of the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3, 2017. This event is part of the festival of lights in Northern Thailand to show respect to Buddha. (Photo: AFP)
A buddhist monk sweeps the steps of a shrine to Buddha before the celebration of the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3, 2017. This event is part of the festival of lights in Northern Thailand to show respect to Buddha. (Photo: AFP)
A dancer waits to begin a traditional Thai brass finger nail dance as part of the celebration of the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3, 2017. The main part of this celebration was releasing lit lanterns into the sky at the same time later in the evening. (Photo: AFP)
A dancer waits to begin a traditional Thai brass finger nail dance as part of the celebration of the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3, 2017. The main part of this celebration was releasing lit lanterns into the sky at the same time later in the evening. (Photo: AFP)
Dancers perform a traditional Thai brass finger nail dance as they celebrate the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3,2017. Releasing the lantern symbolizes letting go of all ills and misfortunes of the past. (Photo: AFP)
 Dancers perform a traditional Thai brass finger nail dance as they celebrate the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3,2017. Releasing the lantern symbolizes letting go of all ills and misfortunes of the past. (Photo: AFP)
Young Buddhist monks carry lit candles as they participate in a procession around a shrine to Buddha during the celebration of the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3, 2017. Buddhists believe if you make a wish when you set off the lantern, it will come true. (Photo: AFP)
 Young Buddhist monks carry lit candles as they participate in a procession around a shrine to Buddha during the celebration of the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3, 2017. Buddhists believe if you make a wish when you set off the lantern, it will come true. (Photo: AFP)
A man joins others in releasing lanterns into the air as they celebrate the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3, 2017. There are also a lot of firecrackers and fireworks. (Photo: AFP)
 A man joins others in releasing lanterns into the air as they celebrate the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3, 2017.  There are also a lot of firecrackers and fireworks. (Photo: AFP)
A man joins others in releasing lanterns into the air as they celebrate the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3, 2017. The festival is a huge tourist attraction. (Photo: AFP)
 A man joins others in releasing lanterns into the air as they celebrate the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3, 2017.  The festival is a huge tourist attraction. (Photo: AFP)
A crowd releases lanterns into the air as they celebrate the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3, 2017. (Photo: AFP)
A crowd releases lanterns into the air as they celebrate the Yee Peng festival, also known as the festival of lights, in Chiang Mai on November 3, 2017. (Photo: AFP)

Tags: Thailand, buddha, festival, Yee Peng, Chiang Mai