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Loy Kratong, Patong Carnival cancelled

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Loy Kratong, Patong Carnival cancelled

Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Loy Kratong has been cancelled in a number of municipalities this year. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

PHUKET:-- A number of events scheduled to take place in Patong over the coming weeks have been cancelled the Patong Major has confirmed to The Phuket News. One such event is the popular Loy Krathong festival that was scheduled to take place on November 14.

 

Patong Mayor Chalermluck Kepsab confirmed to The Phuket News yesterday (Oct 19) that following the death of the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Loy Krathong festival is cancelled.

 

“If people wish to do their own Loy Kratong celebrations then they can, but Patong Municiplaity will not been holding any event to mark the occasion, there will be no celebration or music as there has been in the past.

 

“Those wanting to float Kratongs can do so at the Pak Bang canal,” Mayor Chalermluck said.

 

“In addition, I can also confirm that this year’s Patong Carnival has also been cancelled.

 

Patong Carnival usually marks the start of Phuket’s high season of Phuket, and each and every year tourist and locals join and enjoy the elaborate parade, cabaret shows, modern and Thai traditional performance.

 

Full Story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/loy-kratong-patong-carnival-cancelled-59539.php#4AG0zvzSsyyjEO0P.97

 
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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2016-10-20

 

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