Loy Krathong, the lantern festival was celebrated at GIIS on 11th November. Loy Krathong is a fiesta in the Kingdom of Thailand, rooted in the tradition of making the floating basket; “Loy” means “float” and “Krathong” is a special Thai floating sculpture particular to that day. The festal celebration began with an introduction to Loy Krathong by Ms. Sopa Sittisruang. Principal. Krathong is a way of honoring the Buddha, and a symbolic expression to let go of all the anger, bitter feelings and to start a new life. The celebration continued with the grade wise activity of making a traditional Thai floating basket with a cross-section of the banana tree trunk and decorating it with plantain leaves, flowers, candles, etc. Then all gathered in the Chao Phraya river – bank and released the Krathong.
ACADEMIC YEAR ACTIVITIES