Loy Krathong Parade

The full moon in November marks the start of the Loy Krathong Festival. Like everywhere else in the country, Samut Prakan held activities to celebrate this event. At 3.30 p.m. in the afternoon of 2nd November, local schools and organizations took part in a parade through the town. They were led by several marching bands. On the back of the pick-up trucks were various krathongs that were taking part in the competition for most beautiful krathong.
After the parade, all of the krathongs were put on display at the City Hall Plaza.
Some people made their own krathongs, however many just bought them at the City Hall.
These krathongs are made from bread which are more environmentally friendly.
People who came in the late afternoon to float their krathongs could do so from the top of the steps.
However, as the tide went down, it was easier to use one of the water chutes. These pictures were taken at about 5 p.m. as the sun was just going down. There weren’t that many people around at that time.

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