Author: Katya Selezneva. Katya is a student at Singapore Genius School Krabi. She was task to be the Chairwoman to plan and organize the Loy Krathong Celebration. This is another excellent project “By Students For Students”. Do enjoy reading.
Loi Krathong is an annual festival celebrated on 11th of November all over Thailand. It comes from the tradition of making Krathongs -decorated baskets which are then floated on a river, canal and lakes to pay respect to goddess of water. Krathong is a Thai term for a piece of banana trunk decorated by flowers, candles, banana leaves and incense sticks. Loy means to float in the Thai language. It is a big family affair, enjoyed by all. So, it is obvious we must celebrate it.
I was tasked to lead this project. So with my classmates who were really eager and we handled this project as best we could. Teacher Xin was assigned to oversee this project. He helped us achieved all that we wanted. In our school, the celebration was split over three days, isn’t that fun! This was to give a chance for the students to immerse themselves into the Thai culture in abundance! Almost everyone came to school wearing Thai traditional clothes. Inju and Gerrit came in Thai pants and a Thai t-shirt. Lucy also had Thai pants with an original Thai blouse and the most beautiful matching belt to go with her pants. Of course, the nursery kids were dressed in adorable Thai outfits.