Yee Peng Festival of Thailand – Northern Lantern Light of Lanna
Every year in Thailand on the night of the full moon around the month of November, the Thai celebrates Loy Krathong, a festival to show gratitude to the goddess of the river who has blessed Thailand with plentiful irrigation for agriculture. Furthermore, in the north of Thailand with its own unique Lanna culture, the people of the north in cities such as Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai celebrate the Yee Peng Festival which is around the same time as the Loy Krathong festival. Yee Peng festival is a sky lantern festival where each person releases a lantern into to a sky. Each lantern represents a person’s wish and together the sky becomes illuminated with a sky of lanterns to symbolise hope for the future.
Apart from lanterns, the festival is also known for fireworks competition.