Let’s Celebrate ‘Loy Krathong’
CentrePoint welcomes all our guests to Bangkok, our City of Angels, and invites you to celebrate the ‘Loy Krathong’ festival with us on Wednesday, 25 November, 2015.
Loy Krathong is a very important festival in Thailand and it’s celebrated all over the country, especially in Bangkok, where it’s very colourful and celebrated by millions of Bangkokians at wats (temples) and on the rivers and canals that crisscross our city.
Guests can see the Loy Krathong displays at all CentrePoint hotels across Bangkok, with lots of fun activities for all our guests to join in with us at CentrePoint Pratunam, CentrePoint Sukhumvit 10, and CentrePoint Serviced Apartments Thong Lo. Happy Loy Krathong from CentrePoint!
Loy Krathong – A Short History
There are a lot of stories about the history of Loy Krathong, but most people can agree that it was originally a Brahman festival to worship the gods (Siva, Vishnu and Brahma). Along with worshipping the gods, the legends behind the founding of the festival include asking forgiveness from Phra Mae Khongkha, worshipping Buddha’s footprint on the Nammathanati River and welcoming Buddha back to the world.
Loy Krathong is celebrated in the middle of the eleventh to the middle of the twelfth lunar month every year, which is often the flood season in many parts of Thailand. At this time of the year, the rivers and waterways are at their most beautiful, making it a fitting time of the year to pay respects, ask for forgiveness and pray for good luck.
Celebrate Loy Krathong with CentrePoint
For our guests staying with us on 25 November, the CentrePoint team invites you all to celebrate the Loy Krathong festival with us by joining in the fun-filled festivities at our Bangkok branches.
CenterPoint Pratunam – Along with our Loy Krathong displays, we’re giving all our guests a complimentary krathong to place in the water and wish for good luck.
CentrePoint Serviced Apartments Thong Lo – We’re hosting a fun-filled Loy Krathong party for all our guests at the outdoor swimming pool from 6pm on 21 November 2015.
CentrePoint Sukhumvit 10 – We’re preparing a photo corner where guests can try on a traditional Thai costume and have their photo taken as a souvenir. Every guest will also receive a complimentary krathong on 24 November 2015.
If you’re staying at CentrePoint Silom or CentrePoint Chidlom you can still join in the festivities nearby. Asiatique the Riverfront is a great place to place your krathong in the water if you’re staying with us at Silom, as is Lumpini Park if you’re staying at our Chidlom branch.
Please ask our friendly staff for directions to Asiatique or Lumpini Park – you can also ask them about other places nearby where you can celebrate Loy Krathong – or have them call you a taxi or tuk-tuk. Happy Loy Krathong from the CentrePoint team!