Loy Krathong / Yee Peng 2014
Category : Holidays
This year the full moon will be on November 6th, but the Loy Krathong celebrations in Chaing Mai will go from the 5th through the 8th.
The city will be alight with fireworks, floating lanterns and Krathongs floating down the river.
The Yee Peng Mass Lantern Release at Mae Jo University for locals is to be on October 25, 2014. The International event is to be on Nov 8, 2014.
Last years trip to Doi Suthep, the Tiger Kingdom, and the local mass lantern release in Mae Jo was a huge success. CMStay will co-ordinate it again for 2014!
Here are some of the specifics:
OCTOBER 25, 2014
8:45am – 9:00am – Pick up from either of the two CMStay locations. (Proper VIP tour van)
9:30am – 10:45am – visit Doi Suthep Temple. Chiang Mai’s most famous temple overlooking the city.
- Get a blessing from the monks
- Take pictures of the the view overlooking Chiang Mai
- Get in the cages and take pictures with all different size tigers.
- Tiger Kingdom has a great buffet lunch it you are interested.
- Watch dancers performing local, Northern style dancing
- Join in on chanting and meditation with Monks
- Brief ceremony for Yee Peng
- Launch the floating lanterns
All transportation, snacks, and bottled water are included in the price. 1,000B/pax Click Tour Reservations for more info!
The International Event being held on November 8, 2014 is a private event done entirely in English. Tickets are now on sale, and cost 3,000B/pax for standard tickets and 4.500B/pax for VIP tickets.
The tickets will need to be purchased before Sept 15, 2014.
Opening Ceremony by The President of Doungtawan Santipap Foundation.
05.30 p.m. Lanna Folk Performance
05.50 p.m. Enter to the floating lantern ceremony area.
06.10 p.m. Announcement of Regulation in the Ceremony.
06.30 p.m. Chanting and Meditation
07.00 p.m. Circumambulation Ceremony
Ceremony of Lights
07.25 p.m. Lighting the ground lantern Ceremony
Flying Lantern Illumination Ceremony
07.40 p.m. Launching of Khom Dhammachai. (Floating Lanterns)
08.30 p.m. Floating Kratong (small flower vessel) in the pond.
End of ceremony.
Each person per seat will receive the following services:
Special Lanna Thai meal at the the event and 1 meal box on the way back.
One flower raft or krathong
Transportation (Please contact us to arrange your transportation)
Click Tour Reservations for more info!
For anyone who missed out on a ticket to the Nov 8 event, the Oct 25 event is still available. Anyone who wants to join our trip to Doi Suthep, the Tiger Kingdom and the Yee Peng Lanna Mass Lantern release, please book quickly!