Loy Krathong festivities delayed
- Published: 28 Oct 2013 at 09.13
- Online news:
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has postponed its annual Loy Krathong celebrations in honour of the late Supreme Patriarch.
TAT deputy governor for domestic marketing Thawatchai Arunyik said festive activities will be suspended because the country is in mourning.
The government has extended the mourning period to Nov 23. The festival falls on Nov 17 this year.
He said the TAT will discuss the Loy Krathong celebrations, which are usually organised in Bangkok and other major tourist destinations, when the mourning period is over.
He noted that the festival _ celebrated annually on the full moon of the 12th lunar month _ is one of the country's top tourist attractions.At night, people float decorated krathong (small, lotus-shaped vessels) on rivers, canals and ponds.