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Loy Krathong Workshop 2017

Malaysian and Indonesian students joined Loy Krathong Festival at Walailak University. On Friday, 3 November 2017, more than 50 students from Malaysia and Indonesia together with Walailak University’s students joined the Loy Krathong Workshop of the Center for International Affairs (CIA) and floated their self-made Krathong at the pond in front of Thaiburi Building on Walailak University’s Campus.

During the workshop, Dr. Pongsathorn Dechatiwongse Na Ayuthaya, Director of CIA, gave a talk about the background information of the Loy Krathong Festival and encouraged the students to join the Loy Krathong Festival in the evening at the Thaiburi Building. Next, the workshop was led by the students from the International Buddy Program who taught their Malaysian and Indonesian friends to sing the Loy Krathong Song and to make a Krathong; crafted offering composed of banana trunk, folded-banana leaves, flowers and candle.

In the evening of the same day, the students enjoyed the Loy Krathong Festival on Walailak University’s campus and floated their self-made Krathongs into the pond together with the director and staff of CIA.

Photo credits: Ticky Benjapong Uraiwan Angkanawisut Sekmon Momvinya Teerapong Nooplod

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