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Chiang Mai plans biggest ever Loy Krathong festival
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    Chiang Mai plans biggest ever Loy Krathong festival

    City plans biggest ever Loy Krathong festival
    Saksit Meesubkwang

    Mark your calendars – Loy Krathong activities begin November 18th and run through the 25th. The official start date is November 22.

    Chiang Mai’s Mayor Pang officially announces the biggest and grandest Loy Krathong the city has ever seen will kick off on November 18th.
    The Municipality of Chiang Mai plans to hold the biggest ever Loy Krathong or Yee Peng festival this year, according to Madame Mayor Dr. Duentemduang na Chiengmai.

    This year the Loy Krathong celebrations will honor the grand celebration of the 80th birthday of His Majesty the King on December 5.
    Official celebrations will begin on November 22 at the Three Kings monument in the old town with Krathong floats making their way around the city. A contest will be held to select the most beautiful floats.

    In addition, there will be a Miss Yee Peng beauty contest with the most beautiful girls from the North competing in traditional Thai costumes.
    Special lighting and decorations will cover the city to celebrate the occasion and the Mayor said a “clean–up campaign” will be also launched to keep the city clean as thousands of tourists descend on the Chiang Mai for this yearly spectacle.

    This year’s theme is the Lanna culture and it will be grandiose according to the Mayor.

    Warnings will go out to residents regarding the ban on fireworks and alcohol during Loy Krathong. The Mayor added it was necessary to avoid people getting injured.

    Chiangmai Mail

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    Re: Chiang Mai plans biggest ever Loy Krathong festival

    I remember that ban on fireworks from previous years. Loy Krathong bears lots of resemblance to "a world parade of fireworks, firecrackers, and other explosive devices making you duck for cover and run for your life."

    imagine what it would be like WITHOUT a ban??!

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    Notice! Re: Chiang Mai plans biggest ever Loy Krathong festival



    thanks for your info khun don.
    glad i got my tickets booked on those days.
    i am so looking forward.... yeah

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    Re: Chiang Mai plans biggest ever Loy Krathong festival

    Elysium,

    Nice to know you are going to CM. I have only one day leave until end of year, SIGH. By the way, I have got a job in SG and going to live there from 2008.

    In MY, we are second class citizen.

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    Re: Chiang Mai plans biggest ever Loy Krathong festival

    Thank you for sharing the information.

    Chiangmai here I come to celebrate this wonderful festival. I come across many nice pictures of the releasing of the Khom Loy and firworks that cover the dark sky, perhaps someone tell us where and when this event will take place?

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    Re: Chiang Mai plans biggest ever Loy Krathong festival

    Nov 23-25

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    Re: Chiang Mai plans biggest ever Loy Krathong festival

    Quote Originally Posted by Betti View Post
    I remember that ban on fireworks from previous years. Loy Krathong bears lots of resemblance to "a world parade of fireworks, firecrackers, and other explosive devices making you duck for cover and run for your life."

    imagine what it would be like WITHOUT a ban??!
    For last few days, I still heard firecrackers in bits and pieces during the night.

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    Re: Chiang Mai plans biggest ever Loy Krathong festival

    hey khun chin,

    congrats on yr new job in SG.
    too bad... no loy krathong there...
    yeah i understand u by 2nd class citizen.
    i am applying some job 2 get out frm here too -hopefully... pray hard!
    do keep in touch, ya!

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