Loy loy your Krathong

Loy loy your Krathong

Students released krathongs around the school to celebrate this important Thai festival day.

Every year on Loy Krathong, people sing the Loy Krathong song;

November full moon shines,
Loy Krathong, Loy Krathong,
and the water’s high
in the river and local klong,

Loy Loy Krathong,
Loy Loy Krathong,
Loy Krathong is here and everybody’s full of cheer,

We’re together at the klong,
We’re together at the klong,

Each one with this krathong,
As we push away we pray,
We can see a better day.

Students across school had a wonderful Loy Krathong day; celebrating by creating their own krathongs and floating them on the school’s Reflecting Pool and ponds. They handcrafted krathongs out of eco-friendly banana stalks and bread, decorated them with flowers and then released them (loy) to pay respects to the water goddess (Phra Mae Khongka) and make wishes for the coming year.

For this year, we celebrated with a Loy Krathong booth in the secondary lounge. Secondary students had a chance to create their own krathong and taste Thai desserts such as Toddy palm cake, Steamed Pandan Layer Cake, etc. They wore Thai-style dresses to celebrate Loy Krathong Day as well. Please enjoy the impressive moment from students!

Nia Y8: Loy Kratong is always a special time of the year for me. The streets are lined with candles before nightfall and people are gathered around the riverbank to pay respect to the water goddess. It is a time for me to reflect on the past year and hope for a beautiful future. I hope we continue to keep this sacred tradition alive.

Tinn Y8: I really enjoyed this year’s Loy Kratong event because we got to do fun events that we missed out on during COVID. I especially enjoyed the food tasting, dress up and making kratongs. Getting to spend time celebrating the event with my friends and floating the kratongs together made it a festive and inclusive day to remember.

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