Hong Kong

Lantern Festival 2013 in Victoria Park

Finally, on the last day of the Lantern Festival in the Victoria Park a few pictures of the lanterns they had on show this year. Of course, there were also the typical animal lanterns - resembling the Chinese Zodiac. I think I've seen those ones (or maybe similar ones before), in TST last year. Funnily… Continue reading Lantern Festival 2013 in Victoria Park

Thailand

Chiang Mai: Noppomas queen

Beauty contests are often a feature of Thai festivals and the Loy Krathong celebrations are no exception. According to legend Noppomas was a consort of the King of Sukothai in the fourteenth century. She was the daughter of a Brahmin priest at the King’s court. She made the first krathong out of banana leaves in… Continue reading Chiang Mai: Noppomas queen

Thailand

Chiang Mai: Loy Krathong parade

On the second night of the Loy Krathong and Yi Peng festival, Chiang Mai hosts an illuminated parade with large floats of beautiful women and handsome men dressed in the northern Lanna costumes of old. The Loy Krathong Parade features giant illuminated krathongs, on top of which are perched candidates for the upcoming beauty contest… Continue reading Chiang Mai: Loy Krathong parade