Sukhothai prepares for ‘46th Loy Krathong Festival’ at historical Wat Mahathat Nov 18 – 27

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The ten-day event will feature a range of activities designed to captivate both Thai and international tourists.

Sukhothai province is set to welcome visitors to its 46th edition of Loy Krathong Festival from November 18 to 27 at the historical Wat Mahathat in the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The festival, under the stewardship of Governor Suchart Teekasuk, is set to showcase the province’s storied traditions and cultural prestige.

The ten-day event will feature a range of activities designed to captivate both Thai and international tourists. Highlights include an elaborate fireworks display, a traditional cultural parade involving nine districts, and a competition for the best krathong—a floating floral arrangement that is a centerpiece of the festival.



In addition to the aesthetic delight of the Khon dance and the Noppamat beauty pageant, the festival will host a communal meal on mats, known as Khao Kwan Wan Len Fai, which fosters a sense of community and tradition. Artisanal crafts and local products will be available at a traditional market, alongside DIY activities and photo opportunities at landmark spots.

Organizers said the event is not only a showcase of Sukhothai’s historical legacy but also an important contributor to the local economy, drawing crowds eager to experience the region’s rich cultural heritage and its important events. (NNT)


Highlights include an elaborate fireworks display, a traditional cultural parade involving nine districts, and a competition for the best krathong—a floating floral arrangement that is a centerpiece of the festival.



In addition to the aesthetic delight of the Khon dance and the Noppamat beauty pageant, the festival will host a communal meal on mats, known as Khao Kwan Wan Len Fai, which fosters a sense of community and tradition.