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h82work Feb 1st, 2007 04:15 PM

When is Loy Krathong this year 2007?
When is Loy Krathong this year? I try to google it & came up with November 24th. Is this correct? I'm thinking about going to Thailand in November and I want to try to be in Chiang Mai for the festival.


rhkkmk Feb 1st, 2007 06:46 PM

last year i found it by doing a google on the is the full moon nite of november, but remember the date change east to west, depending on where you are located

Hanuman Feb 1st, 2007 07:45 PM

Saturday 24th November 2007 is the correct date for this year's Loy Krathong in Thailand.

Bob - what do you mean that the date change East to West?

rhkkmk Feb 1st, 2007 08:17 PM

on a western calendar you can often look and see when the full moon is....but our 24th is different from your you see what i mean...??

Hanuman Feb 1st, 2007 10:01 PM

I see what you mean Bob. So if I travel faster than light then I can bend time and enjoy multiple Loy Krathong right?

Gpanda Feb 2nd, 2007 03:25 AM

Or you could travel more slowly than Bob and not enjoy Loy Krathong at all.

Kathie Feb 2nd, 2007 05:58 AM

That's the date we're flying home from Thailand. Flying home is an endless day... we leave Bangkok at 6:40 am, fly to Narita, hang around for a few hours, and then fly across the Pacific... remarkably, after many hours in transit, we arrive in Seattle about 9 am the same day.

eurotraveller Feb 2nd, 2007 08:14 AM

h82work, I highly recommend you do your best to be in Chiang Mai for Loy Krathong. I recently posted my trip report, which is fairly detailed. If you click on my name you will find it.

If you would like to see some photos of this amazing night you can go to my website at:

Make your reservations early as many places book up early.


rhkkmk Feb 2nd, 2007 08:26 AM

seems to me that LK is only celebrated in thailand so you would not have to travel far and i think you have a perfect front row seat at your condo...

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