If you've had a run of bad luck lately, then Loy Kratong is a Thai custom made especially for you. Occurring on November 10th, Loy Kratong will be observed on all the beaches around Phuket, and all over Thailand.
Made of banana tree trunk, banana leaves, candles and amazing decorations, Kratongs are small boats that are set to sea in hopes that they take away the creator's bad luck with them. You will see hundreds of these boats set sail into the ocean in hopes that the waves don't toss them before they escape the surf.
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With Songkran just around the corner as I type this, what better thing to do than to inform peteinphuket's 9 loyal readers of one of Thailand's best festivals of the year. We like to think www.peteinphuket.com is one of the most relevant, up-to-date websites about Phuket out there. And today is no different my friend. I am never asleep behind the wheel so to speak. If it's happening in Phuket, rest assured "P.I.P" will let you know.Traditionally known as Thailand's New Year's Day, the Songkran Festival is celebrated beginning on April 13th. The length of the festival varies depending on where you are in Thailand, typically one day but can go on for an astounding week! A mix between a squirt gun fight of epic proportions and the boozing decadence of New Orleans during Mardi Gras, Songkran is definitely not to be missed.
If you are lucky enough to be vacationing in Phuket during this insane couple of days, be forewarned to leave your cell phone at home, and any other electronic device for that matter, as you will...
(Editor's note: Granted, this video is from Pattaya, but it was hard not to include the thumbnail image above)
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