The event usually starts at 5:30 p.m. with the collection of candles (they often give some for free). Then, people gather at 6:30 p.m. at Wat Mahathat. Then at 7 p.m., the procession starts guided by the monks and goes around the temple 3 times. It lasts a little less than an hour.
Note that there is also a small market with food stalls, near Wat Sa Si also in the central part of the historical park.
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Location : Sukhothai
TAT Sukhothai Office - Tel: +66 (0)55 616 228
With a lot of traditions, festivals in Thailand are numerous and some are worldwide famous. Loy Krathong sometimes also called the Festival of Lights is held in November and was elected second best festival in the world. It must be said that this is the most photogenic festival in Thailand.
The main events of the Buddhist calendar but also the anniversaries of the King and Queen of Thailand and other days related to the History of the country are holidays in Thailand. If banks and administrations are generally closed those days, transport, shops and restaurants operate normally.