Loi Krathong Festival – Yoyogi park

7th Nov–8th Nov, 2015 10:00am – 7:00pm
Photo by Mark Lehmkuhler used under Creative Commons.

Thai festivals are popular in Tokyo and BMI, the music company that hosts most of them, has been steadily expanding the number of events held. As well as basic Thai festivals there are now festivals to celebrate Thai National Day , Songkran – the Thai new year – and this year, for the first time, Loi Krathong.

Loi Krathong is a basket floating celebration held on the night of the Thai lunar calendar’s 12th month’s full moon. This usually falls in November in the western calendar. The krathong, or baskets, are traditionally made from slices of banana tree although bread is often used too. They are decorated with banana leaves, incense sticks and a candle, and floated on a body of water whilst making a wish.

How authentic the celebration will be in Yoyogi park is yet to be seen but we don’t need much of an excuse to enjoy a good eat and drink in the park. There will also be performances of Thai dancing.

Dates: 7th Nov–8th Nov, 2015
Start/End Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Venue: Yoyogi Park Events Square
Recommended hotel Shibuya Creston Hotel
Web: http://www.bmi-music.com/a... (Link in Japanese)
Entry: Free
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Closest station(s): JR Harajuku
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