Loi Krathong Festival, Samut Songkhram

Loi Krathong Festival, Samut Songkhram

Event Name: Loi Krathong Festival.

Loi Krathong Kap Kluai of Samut Songkhram adds a new perspective to Thai tourism. This event will promote a tourism linkage from major to minor cities. It presents the local festival with identity, depicts the lifestyle of the riverside communities, living on their beliefs, and environmental protection.

Schedule: 21-23 November, 2018.

Venue: 21 November, 2018, 15.00- 22.00 Hrs. at Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong, Samut Sonekhram.

22 November, 2018, 15.00- 24.00 Hrs. at Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong, Samut Songkhram.

Activities:

  • Float the Krathong Kap Kluai (banana stem cups) on the Mae Klong River.
  • Culinary demonstration.
  • DIY: Krathong Kap Kluai.
  • Contemporary and cultural performances.
  • Stalls of goods and food.
  • Make joss sticks and release Krathong Kap Kluai.
  • Processions of the dancers to welcome the Royal Lantern Float, Nang Noppharnat (beautiful women), and Krathong cups, go along the route via the Mae Klong Market to end at Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong, Amphoe Amphawa, Samut Songkhram.
  • Release of 12 illuminated boats on the Mae Klong River.
  • Nang Nopphamat (mother-daughter) contest.
  • Stage performances.
  • Local games played along the river banks and Ram Wong folk dance contest.

23, November, 2018, 18.00 Hrs. at King Rama II Memorial Park.

Activities:

  • Make joss sticks and release Krathong Kap Kluai.
  • Processions of the dancers to welcome the Royal Lantern Float, Nang Nopphamat (beautiful women), and Krathong cups, go along the route via the Mae Klong Market to end at Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong, Amphoe Amphawa, Samut Songkhram.
  • Release of 12 illuminated boats on the Mae Klong River.
  • Nang Nopphamat (mother-daughter) contest.
  • Stage performances.
  • Local games played along the river banks and Ram Wong folk dance contest.

Contact: International Events Section, Events Planning Division, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Tel. 0 2250 5500 ext. 3477 or TAT Samut Songkhram Office, Tel. 0 3475 2847-8, Email: tatsmsk@tat.or.th.