The Loy Krathong Sai Festival, lights up the night sky, on the day of the full moon of the twelfth lunar month (usually in mid-November). Beginning on the first evening of the full moon, the festival has Buddhist origins and offers thanks to the Mae Khongkha - Mother of Waters in an act of appeasementat the end of the rainy season. Traditionally, participants head to rivers around the country to set their 'krathongs' ( a lotus-shaped vessel made from banana leaves that is laden with candles and burning incense ) afloat, making a wish as they do so.

Hundreds of thousands of ornately-decorated krathong or traditional banana leaf floats are set adrift on the Mae-Klong river in a spell-binding ritual called "Loi Krathong" - the 'festival of lights". This is one of the Kingdom's oldest and best-preserved traditions.

That was one of the most beautiful thinks I experienced in Thailand. After the festival, we went to sleep to 'The Thai boat house' ( http://thaiboathouse.com/ ).

A place where a family rent rooms on one of the channels. They toke care of us, picking us up and bringing us where we needed. I have no words to explain how nice was that family even if we could not comunicate that well. At night in that house, with the calm, the sound of the water, the lighis of the candes on the channel, and the fireflies decorating the trees, the magic was served.

At six o´clock, we woke up, to receive a monk that was going house by house blessing the people, and the people gave him offerings.

It was very windy and the monk was doing a huge effort to fight against the river. Of course, it is non comparable with the effort I had to do, to wake up at fucking 6 in the morning!

Great trip, with the heart on the hand, with Fah and Baby Hank (Henrik).

Thanks Fah for it :)

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