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Loy Krathong Festival 2012

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One of Thailand's most popular festivals, Loy Krathong, is back after last year's mood for celebrations was marred by major flooding in many provinces. This year, the full moon of the 12th lunar month falls on Nov 28. 

An elephant releases a krathong during the celebration in Ayutthaya.

This festival is believed to date back to the Sukhothai period over 700 years ago. It was a time for people to pay respects to the Lord Buddha and seek forgiveness from the goddess of water for any misdeeds against water.

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