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I know, I know, some idiot asks this every year, and this year it's my turn, lol.

 

Rooster's Sunday mind-dump here on Thai Visa today:

 

 

states that:

 

4 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Next weekend’s cultural festival of Loy Krathong.
 
Being a full moon day it falls on a different date but this year it’s the same night as Halloween.
 
This is by-the-by as it will be a Saturday, October 31st.

 

Checking the phases of the moon, it is indeed full on Saturday 31st, so that should be Loy Krathong.

However, I've checked several other sources and they all say that Loy Krathing falls on Sunday November 1st, even ubonjoe's 2020 holidays sticky here on TV:

 

 

Have they rescheduled Loy Krathong from the day of the full moon on October 31st to November 1st to avoid the clash with Halloween, as suggested by the Thai holiday websites, or is it still going to be held on Saturday 31st?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I call it the annual float day, making my basket today out of some wicker and banana leaves, so that it is ready to add all of the final objects on Saturday, before we head to the river to float it away.......

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2 hours ago, Guderian said:

I know, I know, some idiot asks this every year, and this year it's my turn, lol.

 

Rooster's Sunday mind-dump here on Thai Visa today:

 

 

states that:

 

 

Checking the phases of the moon, it is indeed full on Saturday 31st, so that should be Loy Krathong.

However, I've checked several other sources and they all say that Loy Krathing falls on Sunday November 1st, even ubonjoe's 2020 holidays sticky here on TV:

 

 

Have they rescheduled Loy Krathong from the day of the full moon on October 31st to November 1st to avoid the clash with Halloween, as suggested by the Thai holiday websites, or is it still going to be held on Saturday 31st?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loy Krathong will be Saturday 31 october in Pattaya

https://pattayaone.news/fire-lanterns-and-fireworks-banned-in-pattaya-for-loy-krathong-people-attending-asked-to-be-respectful/

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11 minutes ago, kingofthemountain said:

 

Thanks, that seems to be reasonably up-to-date and definite in what it's saying.

Odd date to hold a bikini race, though, lol, the same day as Loy Krathong and Halloween.

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Just backing up.

Saturday October 31 is the official full moon by the Bhuddist calendar.

https://www.myhora.com/ปฏิทิน/ปฏิทิน-พ.ศ.2563.aspx

"official" does not exclude that multi day festivals are simply called Loy Krathong.

loykrathong2020.jpg

Red bubble: wan loy krathong (Loy Krathong day).

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We were at a riverside restaurant a few days ago in Bangkok and they were 'selling' tables for the 31st.

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21 minutes ago, DaLa said:

We were at a riverside restaurant a few days ago in Bangkok and they were 'selling' tables for the 31st.

After looking up some more sources I am certain that the krathong floating will be on 31st after sunset.

Moonrise Bangkok about 17:50h. Cross your fingers for clear sky.

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Krathong is about everything beautiful

 

Halloween is about everything ugly  

 

I think having them on the same day is really twisted.....And wrong...

 

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22 minutes ago, redwood1 said:

Krathong is about everything beautiful

 

Halloween is about everything ugly  

 

I think having them on the same day is really twisted.....And wrong...

 

So I need to go to Shark just before midnight and Pinups just after, or the other way around?

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20 minutes ago, redwood1 said:

Krathong is about everything beautiful

 

Halloween is about everything ugly  

 

I think having them on the same day is really twisted.....And wrong...

 


Well, as a full moon on 31 October only happens once every 18-19 years, I think we can live with it. 

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17 hours ago, redwood1 said:

Krathong is about everything beautiful

 

Halloween is about everything ugly  

 

I think having them on the same day is really twisted.....And wrong...

 

 

It makes you wonder which the girls in the bars will choose, as they love dressing up for both events.

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1 hour ago, Guderian said:

 

It makes you wonder which the girls in the bars will choose, as they love dressing up for both events.

I bet they will chose the krathong

Halloween was more to please to their western customers

and to attract them into the bars, but they have now both disapeared

(Almost all the western customers and half of the bars)

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