A man angry that his girlfriend had to work instead of joining him for Loy Krathong was arrested for attempting to slash her throat. Montree Ainnian, 47, was captured inside Central Festival Pattaya Beach following the Nov. 25 attack outside Heaven Massage on Second Road at...
The usually magical Loy Krathong in Pattaya sparkled a little less this year, with rain and a fireworks ban keeping many revelers away. The annual water festival, often called the Valentine’s Day of Thailand, still attracted plenty of lovebirds and eager tourists, who not only came...
BANGKOK- The Pollution Control Department has pointed out that Thailand tends to use less floating baskets, or “Krathong,” made of styrofoam every year during the Loy Krathong festival. 
BANGKOK – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has unveiled accident prevention measures for the Loy Krathong Festival, with extensive cooperation with the provincial administration and event organizers. 
BANGKOK - The Royal Thai Police has established a mobile coordination center to provide immediate assistance to the public during the Loy Krathong Festival. Deputy Spokesperson of the Royal Thai Police Pol Maj Gen Songpol Wathanachai said the police will build on lessons learned in the...
BANGKOK – The Ministry of Public Health has suggested parents to keep a close watch on their children while partaking in Loy Krathong festivities to protect them from accidents. 
CHIANG MAI - Chiang Mai Airport has instructed its ground staff to be on the lookout for floating lanterns and remove any that have found their way to the tarmac.

Busy events calendar to power Pattaya high-season

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 13:01
Longboats this weekend, Loy Krathong next Wednesday Pattaya officials are banking on a packed calendar of events to get high-season tourism off to a fast start. Starting with this weekend’s Pattaya Longboat Races at Lake Mabprachan , a steady stream of festivals has been lined up,...

Nong Nooch celebrates Loy Krathong Nov. 24

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 14:34
Nong Nooch Garden Pattaya will organize its Loy Krathong celebration on Nov. 24, a day before Thailand’s official celebration. The “Magic of Water” festival was announced by park and Pattaya officials Nov. 5. The festival will celebrate Phra Mae Khongkha, the goddess of water, in ancient tradition...
CHIANG MAI - A total of 135 flights both to and from Chiang Mai province have either been cancelled or rescheduled from November 24 - 26, in order to avoid floating lanterns which will be released during the Loy Krathong Festival. The Chiang Mai provincial administrative...

Sky lanterns discouraged during Loy Krathong

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:02
BANGKOK - The Airports of Thailand (AoT) has called on the public not to use sky lanterns during  festival this year. Those who need to use one must inform the AoT in written form seven days in advance.
Students and the general public will compete to create the most-beautiful, natural floats for Pattaya’s annual Loy Krathong celebration Nov. 25. Considered Thailand’s traditional Valentine’s Day, thousands of people across the area will take krathongs made of everything from plastic foam to banana leaves, and filled...
Young Chonburi students competed for up to 5,000 in cash prizes at the Lions Club of Taksin Pattaya’s annual traditional children’s pageant. Eighteen boys and girls ages 9-14 took part in the annual Loy Krathong Thepthida and Thepphabut Duanphen (most beautiful god and goddess of the...
Working to make Loy Krathong a quieter festival, Sattahip officials outlawed firecrackers and the sale of hot-air lanterns. District Chief Phawat Lertmukda led a team of volunteers, police and navy personnel through the Sattahip Market Nov. 4 looking for vendors selling pyrotechnics without a license.
All the twinkling lights on the water and in the sky look pretty on Loy Krathong, but the day after the festival Pattaya turns into a sea of water-logged krathongs and spent hot-air lanterns.

Loy Krathong comes to GIS

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:07
Students celebrated Loy Krathong at Garden International School (GIS) with an array of cultural activities. The school’s Thai department organised an afternoon show on November 6 to mark one of Thailand’s most popular festivals.

Unified Loy Krathong a success

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:49
Loy Krathong this year was as vibrant as ever, with throngs of people turning up at Pattaya Beach, Jomtien Beach, local temples and at Lan Pho Public Park in Naklua to launch their krathongs (floats) of flowers and incense. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome commented that Loy...
BANGKOK, 7 November 2014 - Their Majesties the King and Queen yesterday joined the rest of the nation by sending royal krathongs for floating on the Chao Phraya, in celebration of the Loy Krathong Festival. 
Celebrated earlier than usual this year, students and teachers wore traditional Thai dress, floated krathongs in the school swimming pool and performed the Loy Krathong song in both Thai and English at the school’s Globe Theatre.
BANGKOK, Nov 3 – The Transport Ministry will ask the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to ban the release of sky lanterns that may jeopardize aviation and to increase the fine for violators to Bt100,000.
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