The Loy Krathong Thai Water Festival is on again for 2010 on the banks of Parramatta River. Loy Krathong is traditionally celebrated on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, which is usually in early November.
The Parramatta river will come alive tonight with the sights and sounds of a culture being venerated through colours and flavours of deliciously international food stalls, activities and workshops.
Image: Courtesy of Parramatta City Council
"Loy" means "to float" and "Krathong" refers to a lotus-shaped vessel made of banana leaves. On the night of Loy Krathong, as a thank-you offering to Ganga (Goddess of Water), people light candles and joss-sticks in their krathong, make a wish and launch their krathongs on canals or rivers.
The Parramatta River will be transformed into a visually stunning waterscape with hundreds of floating krathongs at sunset. Join in and float your krathong and make a wish for the future.
If you'd like to check it out tonight, its not too late! Here are the details:
Sat 13 Nov
Banks of the Parramatta River between Wilde Street and Lennox Bridges