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14 November 2008 :: 15:11:33 pm 24425

Dusit Thani Pattaya Honors Tradition With Loy Krathong Celebrations

Extensive international buffet, Thai classical dance performances, live band music, lucky draw prizes and some nice cool breeze to make the night even more beautiful not to mention the traditional Nang Noppamas Contest (Miss Loy Krathong Beauty Pageant) and floating of krathong on the five-star hotel?s large Chaba Pool were just a few of the features that made the festival celebrations a success.?
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The venue was packed with some 200 guests most of whom experienced the festivities for the first time. Dusit Thani Pattaya general manager Chatchawal Supachayanont warmly welcomed them as he explained the significance of the occasion and expressed gladness in sharing it particularly with those who had come from far and wide.

Loy Krathong (which means ?float the krathong?) is one of the most celebrated and also one of the most spectacular festivals in Thailand held on the full moon of November. Celebrations across the country are done with the customary preparations including lit lanterns soaring up in the air like magnificent fireworks, local beauty pageants and the setting adrift of a krathong (a buoyant bowl made of banana trunk decorated with flowers, a candle and three sticks of incense) in the river or pond. While many Thais honor the goddess of water by reflecting on how people have often misused rivers and other bodies of water, other revelers wish for good fortune as they release their krathongs and watch them float away into the water.

Dusit Thani Pattaya general manager Chatchawal Supachayanont is flanked by Nang Noppamas contestants representing different hotel departments. DFiT Manager Panthip Pongkieo (4th, right) is later proclaimed as the winner.

The traditional floating of the krathong is carried out as the main highlight of the celebration.

Dusit Thani Pattaya
240/2 Pattaya Beach Road,
Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150,
Tel: + 66 (0) 3842 5611-7
Fax: + 66 (0) 3842 8239
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Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Announcement News

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