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Loy Krathong and Yi Peng: Thai Festivals of Light Explained

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Loy Krathong and Yi Peng, the enchanting Thai festivals of light, illuminate the night skies with breathtaking displays and cultural splendor. Celebrated annually in Thailand, Loy Krathong involves floating intricately crafted krathongs (decorated baskets) on water, symbolizing the release of negative energy and expressing gratitude to the water goddess. Concurrently, Yi Peng, celebrated mainly in Northern Thailand, features the release of thousands of sky lanterns, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that symbolizes the release of misfortune and the ushering in of good luck. This Wait a Minute video explores the rich traditions of Loy Krathong and Yi Peng, providing a glimpse into the cultural significance and vibrant celebrations that make these Thai festivals a captivating experience for locals and visitors alike.

5 Festivals of Light from Around the world: https://youtu.be/3zg2N3EAI6g

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Hikuptah Studios

Director
Subhasis Biswas

Writer
Ranit Mukherjee

Editor
Sohini Das

Voice-Over Artist
Sohini Das

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