Loy Krathong is one of Thailand’s most popular festivals, celebrated annually on the full moon of the 12th lunar month – Nov. 17 this year. The celebration is an expression of gratitude to the goddess of water, a thanksgiving for her providing this most important of resources to the people.
All along waterways throughout the kingdom, families and couples gather to float (or “loy”) lotus shaped receptacles (or “krathongs”), beautifully decorated with flowers, candles and joss sticks. The flames from the candles signify longevity, a release of sin and fulfillment of wishes. Hence the act of floating the krathong, which has also become a symbolic act for couples.
It is said that couples who float krathongs together will stay together forever.
This year, SALA Hospitality Group welcomes two new riverside properties – SALA rattanakosin Bangkok and SALA Lanna Chiang Mai. Both boutique properties provide idyllic locations for an evening of celebration and romance on this special occasion.
At SALA Rattabakosin, the @SALA Rattanakosin eatery and bar will feature a six-course dinner, starting with a complimentary sunset cocktail party at the roof from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m. at a cost of 6,900 BHT per couple
Guests will be invited to wear traditional Thai dress for a chance to win a two-night stay at one of SALA’s properties.
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SALA Samui will mark the Loy Krathong with a traditional Thai buffet, featuring dishes from the four regions of Thailand. Entertainment will feature a cultural dance show, and a Miss Noppamas beauty competition before guests are invited to Choengmon Beach to launch their krathongs and give thanks to the goddess of the water.
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AT SALA Phuket’s Village Market, you’ll be able to celebrate Loy Krathong with four regions cuisine prepared to your taste at market food stalls or indulge at the Yadong Bar with free-flowing Thai drinks, draft beer and selected wines.
Entertainment includes traditional music and dance performances along with a Miss Noppamas beauty competition.
Seating at Rooftop Table is limited five tables offering a special Phuket rooftop dining experience. After dinner, settle into a day bed and grab some popcorn as SALA Phuket’s Starlight Cinema presents Suriyothai, the classic Thai film portrayal of Queen Suriyothai and her acts of heroism against Burmese invaders.
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Chiang Mai is one of Thailand’s most popular Loy Krathong destinations, and the team at SALA Lanna will be offering a number of dining and entertainment options that will feature international and Thai dishes by way of a barbecue buffet.
Guests can also build their own krathong and launch it into the Ping River. Cost od the dinner, entertainment, a welcome drink and krathong is 1500 BHT.
For guests who just want to relax, head for the rooftop bar, where you can take in all the sights and sounds of the city and river – the krathong river procession or fireworks lighting up the Chiang Mai skyline.
Or head for the resort’s Italia restaurant and bar, which will be offering a special four-course set menu, designed by Chef Mirko Lacchini, while taking in one of the city’s favorite riverside settings. Cost of the dinner, a complimentary glass of Prosecco and your own krathong – 1,900 BHT.
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