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People celebrate Loy Krathong festival in Thailand

AFP

Published : Nov 13, 2017, 12:26 pm IST
Updated : Nov 15, 2017, 1:27 pm IST
Chiang Mai is considered as one of the best places to experience the Loy Krathong festival in Thailand which is celebrated on the first full moon of the 12th traditional Thai calendar and which includes a theme float parade through town. (Photo: AFP)
Chiang Mai is considered as one of the best places to experience the Loy Krathong festival in Thailand which is celebrated on the first full moon of the 12th traditional Thai calendar and which includes a theme float parade through town. (Photo: AFP)
In this photograph taken on November 4, 2017, a buddhist monk puts the finishing touches on a parade float at the Phra Singh buddhist temple in Chiang Mai which would participate in a float parade through town that evening. Thousands of people that included tourists and locals alike lined the streets to watch the display of elaborate floats. (Photo: AFP)
In this photograph taken on November 4, 2017, a buddhist monk puts the finishing touches on a parade float at the Phra Singh buddhist temple in Chiang Mai which would participate in a float parade through town that evening. Thousands of people that included tourists and locals alike lined the streets to watch the display of elaborate floats. (Photo: AFP)
In this photograph taken on November 4, 2017, a buddhist monk dresses up a float at the Phra Singh buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. It is a time for people to pay their respects to the goddess of water. (Photo: AFP)
 In this photograph taken on November 4, 2017, a buddhist monk dresses up a float at the Phra Singh buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. It is a time for people to pay their respects to the goddess of water. (Photo: AFP)
In this photograph taken on November 4, 2017, a man helps push a float outside a buddhist temple complex where the float was readied to participate in a theme float parade through town in Chiang Mai, later that evening. Beautiful lotus shaped rafts filled with candles, incense and flowers are released onto the water. (Photo: AFP)
 In this photograph taken on November 4, 2017, a man helps push a float outside a buddhist temple complex where the float was readied to participate in a theme float parade through town in Chiang Mai, later that evening. Beautiful lotus shaped rafts filled with candles, incense and flowers are released onto the water. (Photo: AFP)
In this photograph taken on November 4, 2017, a female participant helps fix the hair decoration of a colleague as they wait for the beginning of a float parade they were participating in, in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. Some believe it is a time to let go of all the anger and negativity in your life. (Photo: AFP)
 In this photograph taken on November 4, 2017, a female participant helps fix the hair decoration of a colleague as they wait for the beginning of a float parade they were participating in, in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. Some believe it is a time to let go of all the anger and negativity in your life. (Photo: AFP)
This photo taken on November 3, 2017 shows people releasing kratongs, or floating baskets, into a trough leading into a river to mark the annual Loy Krathong festival in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat. If the candle in your raft stays alight until your Krathong disappears, it is a sign of good luck. (Photo: AFP)
 This photo taken on November 3, 2017 shows people releasing kratongs, or floating baskets, into a trough leading into a river to mark the annual Loy Krathong festival in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat. If the candle in your raft stays alight until your Krathong disappears, it is a sign of good luck. (Photo: AFP)
In this photograph taken on November 4, 2017, women dressed in traditional Thai clothing wait to participate in a float parade through the streets of downtown Chiang Mai. Some people also place personal items in the pretty raft before releasing it. (Photo: AFP)
 In this photograph taken on November 4, 2017, women dressed in traditional Thai clothing wait to participate in a float parade through the streets of downtown Chiang Mai. Some people also place personal items in the pretty raft before releasing it. (Photo: AFP)
In this photograph taken on November 4, 2017, women dressed in traditional Thai clothing pose for a photo with a spectator before the beginning of a float parade through the streets of downtown in Chiang Mai. While the origins of the festival is still unclear, it is believed to have originated in Sukhothai which is north of Bangkok approximately 800 years ago.(Photo: AFP)
In this photograph taken on November 4, 2017, women dressed in traditional Thai clothing pose for a photo with a spectator before the beginning of a float parade through the streets of downtown in Chiang Mai. While the origins of the festival is still unclear, it is believed to have originated in Sukhothai which is north of Bangkok approximately 800 years ago.(Photo: AFP)

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