Loy Krathong (literally: “to float a basket”) is one of the most important and beautiful festivals of Thailand. Floating a Krathong is seen as paying respect to the goddess of water and symbolizes asking for forgiveness and letting go of negative thoughts.
Today, students, parents, and teachers gathered at the sports hall of the RIS Swiss Section to witness traditional Loy Krathong performances by our students. Afterwards, everyone moved to the classrooms to craft and decorate their own Krathongs.
At noon, all students proudly presented their little masterpieces in the inner schoolyard. In the evening, these environmentally-friendly, traditionally-made Krathongs will find their way onto the rivers and ponds of Bangkok.
A big thank you to our Thai Language and Culture Department for organizing this special event!