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Thai Loy Krathong Festival

12 November, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


About our Thai Lunar Loy Krathong Festival:

“Loi Krathong” is Thailand’s oldest festival.
Loi means to float. On the night of the full moon, Thais launch their krathong on a river, canal or a pond, making a wish as they do so.

The festival may originate from an ancient ritual paying respect to the water spirits. A source of washing away the past for a brighter future.
A ritual of good luck for the new year.

The main feature of the festival is the symbolic placing of flowers in water, followed by thai cultural dances and cultural significant activities as well as authentic Thai cuisine from Melbourne’s popular Thai restaurants.

This is an event not to be missed!

The event is proudly supported by:
Queen Victoria Market
Asean Association Australia Inc
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (invited)
Royal Thai Consulate Melbourne (invited)
Fellow Senators and Members of Parliament
Thai Communities in Melbourne and Victoria

The Festival Project Manager: Heart Guo

The Thai Loy Krathong Festival is now open for performers who wish to perform.
Kindly PM us. Preference: Thai traditional dance

Contact: Heart Guo for Thai traditional dance
Contact: Albert Lim for Thai Food Stall Holder


12 November, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Queen Victoria Market
513 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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