Thursday, November 13, 2008

Loi Krathong

Last night I went to the river for the loi krathong festival. Krathong are these banana leaf rafts with incense and candles. Mine was very generously made by one of the teacher's wives.

Here is my krathong floating away on the river...

People also light fires in the bottoms of these hot air lanterns - hundreds of them float in the sky. This morning the old ones were laying around my neighborhood like sad ghosts.

On Sunday we will have a small portion of Asiatopia, a performance arts festival that is mainly in Bangkok. Some of the artists are already here so we all went together.

Performance artists light the lantern.

Japanese artist Kaori Haba releases her krathong.

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