D-PREP Celebrates Loy Krathong with Fun Contests and Costumes

D-PREP Loy Krathong Festival Celebration

The celebration of Loy Krathong, also called Festival of Lights, was held in D-PREP International School with exciting presentations, fun contests, and beautiful traditional Thai costumes last November 8.

D-PREP primary years students in traditional thai costume
D-PREP nursery students and Ms. Racha in Thai costume

Loy Krathong is one of Thailand’s most beautiful festivals celebrated nationwide. During this festival, people make floating baskets of banana leaves, flowers, incense, and candles. These floating baskets, called “Krathongs,” are then placed in bodies of water as a way to carry away bad luck and pay respect to the water goddess. 

Middle school students making krathong

At D-PREP, preparations for the Loy Krathong celebration started in the morning. Students made Krathongs and practiced their traditional Thai dances, which were presented in the afternoon.

After the dance, students from nursery to grade 8 joined the Loy Krathong contest. They presented their handmade Krathongs and made a short speech about them. A lively and entertaining Noppamas contest then followed this. 

D-PREP Noppamas contest
D-PREP Noppamas contest winner

D-PREP middle school students set up booths with fun games and prizes to make the celebration more enjoyable. We’d like to thank everyone who participated and celebrated this festival with us. Happy Loy Krathong!