GIS celebrates traditional Loy Krathong

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Garden International School (GIS) celebrated Loy Krathong with hundreds of krathongs, traditional Thai performances and some amazing costumes!

The Thai department organised the afternoon of activities on November 15. After the Thai national anthem was played, students sat down in groups to make their krathong. This year there were some particularly intricate and complex creations.

Yeen, who was top in the world this year for the IGCSE Thai examination, looked elegant during the Loy Krathong celebrations at GIS.Yeen, who was top in the world this year for the IGCSE Thai examination, looked elegant during the Loy Krathong celebrations at GIS.

After the krathongs were made, students watched a performance of traditional Thai songs and games, including a fearsome display of Muay Thai boxing. At the end, parents, teachers and students danced around the Primary covered area to the Loy Krathong song.

On November 17, the Thai department, admin staff, teachers and other helpers did it all again for a group of visiting FOBISSEA Music Festival students. The guests enjoyed a huge range of food, from som tam to Mr Gordon’s burgers and were given help with making their own krathong. They then watched a rock concert in the Main Hall before going back to their hotel to float their krathongs in the sea.

Set adrift!Set adrift!

Two IB students from GIS take to the stage.Two IB students from GIS take to the stage.

A Muay Thai boxer from GIS.A Muay Thai boxer from GIS.

Primary students from GIS danced wonderfully.Primary students from GIS danced wonderfully.

GIS teachers looked fantastic for Loy Krathong!GIS teachers looked fantastic for Loy Krathong!

GIS students perform a tricky skipping routine.GIS students perform a tricky skipping routine.

Head of Thai K. Lalita (right) and her colleagues lead the Loy Krathong activities at GIS.Head of Thai K. Lalita (right) and her colleagues lead the Loy Krathong activities at GIS.

Primary students at GIS perform a traditional Thai dance.Primary students at GIS perform a traditional Thai dance.