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Today, on November 27th, in Thailand, one of the main and most vibrant Buddhist festivals, Loy Krathong, is celebrated.

Today, on November 27th, in Thailand, one of the main and most vibrant Buddhist festivals, Loy Krathong, is celebrated.

In Thai, "loy" means to float, and "krathong" refers to a small, decorative float.

During the festival, people throughout the country gather near bodies of water to pay homage to the Water Goddess, Phra Mae Khongkha.
 
The central tradition of the festival involves launching decorative Krathong floats into the water, crafted from banana leaves and adorned with flowers, candles, and incense.
Thais believe that by paying respect to the water spirit in this way, their consciousness is cleansed, and all negativity floats away along with the Krathong.
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