Loy Krathong Festival and Community Potluck at Wat Buddhametta to celebrate the full moon of November 11, 2019.
You are invited to join us for the Loy Krathong Festival and Community Potluck at Wat Buddhametta to celebrate the full moon of November 11,2019.
Wat Buddhametta will host this festival on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Feel free to bring a prepared dish to share with family and friends and enjoy the evening of our Loy Krathong festival with community dance - SE Asian Style!
5:00 p.m. The festival begins with evening chanting
5:30 p.m. Thai food buffet (small portion) served.
6:00 p.m. Loy Krathong led by Ajahn Sarayut, the abbot.
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Loy Krathong Thai music and dance.
8:00 p.m. The festival ends.
Information on the Loy Kratong Festival:
Loy literally means 'to float,' while krathong refers to the lotus-shaped receptacle which can float on the water. Originally, the krathong was made of banana leaves or the layers of the trunk of a banana tree or a spider lily plant. The krathong contains food, betel nuts, flowers, incense, candles and coins.The krathong will be decorated with elaborately-folded banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense sticks. A low value coin is sometimes included as an offering to the river spirits. During the night of the full moon, Thais will float their krathong on a river, canal or a pond lake. The festival is believed to originate in an ancient practice of paying respect to the spirit of the waters. Today it is simply a time to have fun.
Please Note : Admission for Loy Krathong Festival and Community Potluck is for $ 10.00 ( suggested donation) and the bowl of Krathong is also included. All the proceed dedicated to Wat Buddhametta.