Loy Krathong Festival Celebration in New Delhi

Loy Krathong Festival Celebration in New Delhi

The Voice of Chandigarh News|Travel Trade Reporter

Keeping the festive spirits alive and follow the tradition, Tourism Authority of Thailand along with Royal Thai Embassy and Radisson Blu Plaza Airport Hotel, celebrated the Thai festival of Loy Krathong at Radisson Blu Delhi Airport hotel on 31st October 2020. It was a beautiful and most picturesque evening as several floating candles, flowers and krathongs decorated the venue showcasing Thai festivals & traditions.

Around hundred guests including diplomats, corporates, media and members of the travel fraternity were invited to celebrate the magical festival of lights where candle lit krathongs twinkled on the water creating unforgettable experiences.

The evening was inaugurated by Thai cultural performances followed by the traditional Loy Krathong procession that was led by Nang Noppamas who was carried on a palanquin to the pool and she invited the guests to release the candle and incense lit krathongs into the water thereby paying respect to the water goddess.

Guests at the event learnt the art of traditional Krathong making and decoration which they floated into the water. The event also included demonstrations of a popular Thai snack and dessert which was greatly enjoyed by the guests.

Mr Vachirachai Sirisumpan, Director Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi said “In these tough times we are very grateful to be able to celebrate the Loy Krathong festival in New Delhi in a small way and pay respect to our Thai festivities, as we pray for better times ahead and wellbeing of everyone.  I hope this event gave the guests a glimpse of Thai traditions, art & culture and a taste of delicious Thai food by Neung Roi restaurant. We would like to thank all our guests who joined us and of course our hotel partners Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport Hotel for their support in making this a successful evening.”

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