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Loy Kratong Festival Family Fun Day


Sun 8 Nov 2009, 11:00am–3:00pm

Where: Wat Pak Nam New Zealand, 453 Kaitemako Road, Welcome Bay, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free
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Listed by: Chintana C

The Buddhist Society of Wat Pak Nam New Zealand, Welcome Bay, would like to invite everybody to join their Loy Kratong Festival on Sunday 8th November, 2009 at 453 Kaitemako Road, Welcome Bay, Tauranga, NZ Telephone 07 544 8666, Mobile 021 0278 3329, 021 160 0621

The celebration day also includes:
- Lucky Dips
- Food carving competition
- Games for kids & family
- Thai Classical Dancing
- Water slide
- Thai food will be available for purchase at lunch time.
- Floating Candles or Kratong availale for purchase at the festival
- Thai product sales and Tuk Tuk rides and more

Loy Kratong is one of the most popular and romantic of Thailand's traditional festivals. The festival is held on the night of the 12th full moon, which lands some time in November. The festival is held to pay homage to the goddess of rivers and waterways, Mae Nam. Kratongs as well as the supplies to make them can be purchased in the markets. Loy literally translates to "float", while Kratong is the Thai word for a sort of tray made out of banana leaves. Loy Kratong is celebrated by floating elaborate kratongs decorated with flowers, candles and incense on just about any waterway in the kingdom.

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