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Loy Krathong postponed

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Loy Krathong postponed

A news item from the Bangkok Post:

bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/376755/loy-krat…

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1. Re: Loy Krathong postponed

Oh. :( A real Aussie saying from me... "Bugger"...

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According the folks at TAT in Chiang Mai there has been no date change announced ... yet.

We will just have to wait and see if the news report comes true, as it can take time for these decisions to filter down to all offices.

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okey dokey, thanks for that. I'm sure there could possibly be some nice things to see at this time. Surely, thais will want to honour the full moon timing. Maybe not the parades and huge festivities, but I'm hoping it will still be a nice time to be there. :)

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I'm sure people will still float their krathongs, it's everything else that goes with it that may be postponed. In our part of Bangkok we have beauty contests, singing and dancing, fireworks and a big market. I'm guessing that won't happen this year.

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That's kind of what I'm thinking will happen when I'm in Chiang Mai. I'm going to be disappointed, but I think I might feel quite honoured to be there at this time also.

I reckon I might find a riverside restaurant, and enjoy a nice dinner that night now. :D

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6. Re: Loy Krathong postponed

I gather from this news that HM the King has passed away?

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The Supreme Patriarch. Late last week.

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No, the mourning is due to the Buddhist Supreme Patriarch of Thailand passing away last week.

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9. Re: Loy Krathong postponed

I'm so sorry - I jumped to the entirely wrong conclusion. Humble apologies.

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10. Re: Loy Krathong postponed

Loy Kratong goes on as usual on Nov. 17th (because the timing of it has to do with the phases of the moon) but all fireworks and entertainment have been cancelled. …coconuts.co/2013/10/28/loy-kratong-entertai… TAT has no power to change any holiday dates.