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January 22, 2015 Students gave alms and celebrated Loykrathong at school. The activity ties in with the original traditions of the importance of water and paying our respect to Kongka.

Loy Krathong is as old as the origin of Thai culture and represents a close bond between Thai heritage and water. The festival takes place on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month when the water level is high and the climate is cooler. Participants ask water spirits to sail away their troubles in their krathongs, which are containers traditionally made from banana leaves and carrying offerings of incense, lotus flowers and small money.

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