Father Ray Foundation

During the Loy Krathong festival, people pay respect to the Goddess of Water, not only to thank her for providing much needed water and also to ask for forgiveness for wasting or polluting the water.

A ‘krathong’ is traditionally made from a slice of the trunk of a banana tree and decorated with banana leaves and flowers. Candles and incense sticks are added before floating them on water.

Many people in Pattaya go to the nearby beach, or visit one the local lakes. Here at the Father Ray Foundation, many of our children and students got together and floated their krathongs on our large fish pond.

Throughout the Kingdom communities in villages, town and cities get together for this event, and there is always a beauty contest. Here at the Foundation several of our girls, and one boy, dressed in their best traditional costumes and paraded in front of the judges. How did the judges pick a winner? It was impossible to pick a winner, so they all received a prize.

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