Celebration of Happiness (3) – Loi Krathong and Yi Peng (Thailand)

Loi Krathong and Yi Peng

"Let Your Resentments, Worries and Sadness Go"

PHILOSOPHY BEHIND –THAILAND'S-LOI KRATHONG AND YI PENG

The darkness of worries and troubles engulfs our lives only when we let them take over. Reach out to light and let go of the little things that keep you from living your life to the fullest.

WHY AND HOW 'LOI KRATHONG AND YI PENG'?

An age old tradition wherein people of Thai cultures let go of all the negativities in their lives and start afresh with enforced positivity and happiness. Celebrated as two festivals coinciding around similar dates, one involves leaving decorated krathongs into the river, while for Yi Peng, people float lanterns into the air on the full moon day of the twelfth month of the Thai calendar.

 

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Loi Krathong and Yi Peng are both celebrated on the full moon night of the twelfth month of the thai calendar. Krathongs are vessels made out of lotus leaves, decorated with flowers, incense and candles which are offered to the gods of water as a thanksgiving gesture for a year of abundance and life supporting. People offer their prayers and gratitude to the rivers by floating Kratongs in the water. Yi Peng is celebrated by lighting sky lanterns and launching them into the air as an expression of letting go of their dark and sinful past and embracing a positive and fresh start to a new year.

IMPLEMENTATION OF 'LOI KRATHONG AND YI PENG' IN OUR DAILY LIFE

Let go of the little things

Practice this beautiful tradition in your day to day life too by simply writing your worries and anxieties on a piece of paper and burn it down. This will help you feel better, let go of the negativities you are holding in your heart and embrace life with a fresh, positive outlook.

This blog is inspired by: Secrets to Happiness from the Cultures of the World (Lonely Planet)

 

Piyuesh Modi

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