Bangkok dwellers float over half one million krathongs on Loy Krathong night

Bangkok dwellers floated more than half one million krathongs down the city’s waterways through the Loy Krathong celebrations final night. This year, there have been as many as 572,602 krathongs.
A spokesperson for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) mentioned that almost all the krathongs, 548,086, had been produced from natural supplies however added that 24,516 krathongs have been produced from foam.
The spokesperson, Aekwaranyoo Amrapal, stated that there was a slight drop in the share of krathongs created from pure supplies in comparison with final year. Last 12 months, ninety six.5% of krathongs were produced from natural materials, while this year 95.7% were.
The complete number of krathongs last yr was 403,205, 42% decrease than the total quantity this yr, Aekwaranyoo stated.
Seven Bangkok districts saw krathongs made only of natural supplies, Nation Thailand reported. Cover-up had been Lak Si, Din Daeng, Bang Rak, Sathorn, Chomthong, Bangkok Yai and Thawi Watthana.
Bangkokians celebrated Loy Krathong this yr at a quantity of hotspots including ICONSIAM, Asiatique The Riverfront, Rama VIII Bridge, Lumphini Park, and more.
Loy Krathong takes place on the complete moon of the 12th month within the Thai lunar calendar. It is a time to celebrate and provides due to the goddess of water, Phra Mae Kong Ka..

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