Now that I know people check the blog daily I feel guilty when I don't post everyday. Since I missed yesterday I staying up late to post this. Today was Loy Kratong, a Thai holiday when people "loy" (float) their "kratongs" (little flower boats that represent your troubles). The idea is to put your troubles/worries into the boat and float it down the river away from you. At least that's what I've always been told. Apparently Loy Kratong actually started as an offering to the water goddess for a good harvest, how/when it was turned into getting rid of your troubles is a mystery to me.
Last year we were in Chaing Mai and did both the water floating kratongs and the flying kratongs. I swear I posted about this already but I can't seem to find it. Here are some pictures from last year.