School for the Blind

The festival of Loy Krathong takes place in early November when the moon is full. It is a time when the people of Thailand take time to decorate floral krathongs, made from the stems of a banana tree and decorated with flowers, candles and incense sticks.

The krathongs are floated on water as a mark of respect to the Goddess of Water, thanking her for the life giving water she has provided and at the same time asking for forgiveness for wasting or polluting the water.

The school band played as loudly as they possibly could, and the sound of trumpets, trombones and saxophones we’re sure could be heard streets away.

At the School for the Blind the students, many decorated in traditional costume, paraded three times around the school grounds before floating their krathongs on the swimming pool.