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Loy krathong

The day when the people of Thailand come together to pay their respect to the Goddess of Water.

They make beautiful krathongs, slices from the trunk of the banana tree, then covered in banana leaves and decorated with flowers, candles and scented joss sticks. When floating them on the water people say a prayer of thanks for the water that has kept them alive and they ask for forgiveness for any waste or pollution they have caused.

Before the evening ceremony there is always a beauty contest, and at the School for Children with Special Needs there was a long line of young girls and young ladies parading before the judges.

As the evening arrived Mother Nature showed us what she can do, and once the rains came to a stop after almost two hours half of the city of Pattaya was flooded, but that never stopped our children paying their respect

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