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Thailand can celebrate Loy Krathong, but under certain conditions

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The government has allowed people in Thailand to celebrate this year’s annual Loy Krathong festival, but provided that every prevention measure against the Covid19 virus is observed, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered this past weekend.

Ratchada Thanadirek, the deputy. a government spokesman said Prime Minister Prayut has also advised related bodies to strictly ban the use of fireworks, crackers and fire lanterns.

Public health officials will also check the event organization a week in advance, and events that do not meet safety requirements will be closed. must be cancelled, Ratchada said.

The Thai Loy Krathong festival is marked every year on the full moon of the 12th month of the lunar calendar. On this day, people gather around lakes, rivers, and canals to float lotus-shaped rafts, decorated with candles, incense, and flowers as an offering to the goddess of water.

The festival falls on November 19 this year.

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