93% of krathongs in Bangkok this year were environmentally friendly

Loy Krathong is one of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand. It takes place towards the end of the year during the full moon in November. A krathong is a bowl usually made from banana leaves with the stem of the banana tree as it’s base. This is then floated on lakes, canals or rivers. The aim of the festival is to beg forgiveness from the Mother of Water for any pollution that may have been caused over the previous year. It is a charming festival, but one of the things that has to be done the following day is to clear up all of the krathongs left floating on the water. A bit ironical, yes?

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