I attended the Yee Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai this year.
Yee Ping or Yi Peng is a festival held just before the Loy Krathong festival in Thailand. The act of releasing the lanterns on this day signifies letting go of all misfortunes and ills of the past year. People also like to make a wish before releasing the lanterns in the sky.
Here are some moments I’ve captured to remember this amazing festival which happened to be on my birthday eve this year 🙂
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Letting go of the misfortune and invite the new fortune. Liked it.
Very similar to Diwali.
Interestingly, right now they have 9 days of vegetarian festival in South Thailand (especially Phuket and Trang) and the ceremonies are very similar to Navratri.