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Buddhist light festival shoos away bad luck in northern Thailand【taurus pisces love horoscope today】

Buddhist light festival shoos away bad luck in northern Thailandtaurus pisces love horoscope today

Buddhist light festival shoos away bad luck in northern Thailandtaurus pisces love horoscope todayYee Peng, or two full moons festival, is one of many lunar festivals held annually across Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. People light a sky lantern, or khom loy, to release along the Ping River during the Chiang Mai Yee Peng and Loy Krathong Festivals on Nov. 3, 2017, in northern Thailand. RNS photo by Kit Doyle November 13, 2017 By Kit Doyle ShareTweetShare #gallery-2 {margin: auto;}#gallery-2 .gallery-item {float: left;margin-top: 10px;text-align: center;width: 100%;}#gallery-2 img {border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;}#gallery-2 .gallery-caption {margin-left: 0;}/* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */People light a sky lantern, or khom loy, to release along the Ping River during the Chiang Mai Yee Peng and Loy Krathong festivals on Nov. 3, 2017, in northern Thailand. RNS photo by Kit DoyleNovice monks meditate during a special ceremony at Wat Phan Tao for the Yee Peng and Loy Krathong festivals on Nov. 5, 2017, in central Chiang Mai, Thailand. RNS photo by Kit DoyleAttendees take photos with lanterns during the opening ceremonies of the Chiang Mai Yee Peng and Loy Krathong festivals on Nov. 2, 2017, in northern Thailand. RNS photo by Kit DoyleTens of thousands of sky lanterns, or khom loy, are released above the Ping River while floating lights, loy krathong, are offerings set in the river during the Chiang Mai Yee Peng and Loy Krathong festivals on Nov. 3, 2017, in northern Thailand. RNS photo by Kit DoyleLocals and visitors watch performers on the opening night of the Chiang Mai Yee Peng and Loy Krathong festivals on Nov. 2, 2017, in northern Thailand. Stages were set up in the moat at gates of the old city in Chiang Mai. RNS photo by Kit DoyleLanterns and people surround the Three Kings Monument during the opening night of the Chiang Mai Yee Peng and Loy Krathong festivals on Nov. 2, 2017, in northern Thailand. RNS photo by Kit DoyleFour sky lanterns, or khom loy, are tied together and released during the Chiang Mai Yee Peng and Loy Krathong festivals on Nov. 4, 2017, in northern Thailand. RNS photo by Kit DoylePeople release sky lanterns, or khom loy, under the full moon from the Nawarat Bridge during the Chiang Mai Yee Peng and Loy Krathong festivals on Nov. 3, 2017, in northern Thailand. RNS photo by Kit DoyleA Japanese man bows at the Three Kings Monument, shadowed to the left, during the Chiang Mai Yee Peng and Loy Krathong festivals on Nov. 4, 2017, in northern Thailand. Hanging lanterns decorate the plaza behind him. RNS photo by Kit DoyleColorful hanging lanterns decorate the area in and around Wat Inthakhin Sadue Muang temple for the Chiang Mai Yee Peng and Loy Krathong festivals on Nov. 4, 2017, in northern Thailand. RNS photo by Kit DoyleA monk leads a Buddhist service at the Wat Saen Fang temple during the Yee Peng and Loy Krathong festivals on Nov. 3, 2017, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. RNS photo by Kit Doyle

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (RNS) — Every year, full-moon festivals are held at locations across Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.

Yee Peng, or Two Full Moons festival, is one of them, and its celebration in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai features a variety of lights and lanterns: hanging, spinning and floating.

While the krathong, the decorated baskets that are floated down the river, are intended to symbolize the sending away of bad luck through Buddhist beliefs, many Thai people also consider it an offering to the river goddess, harking back to previous Brahmanic beliefs.

Many people in Chiang Mai host private ceremonies at their homes during the festival. There are also beauty contests, a large parade and performances that attract throngs of tourists from abroad.

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