Loy Krathong 2023 will be celebrated on the night of Tuesday, November 28th. Chiang Mai's Yi Peng Lantern Festival will take place from November 27th to 28th, 2023.
Loy Krathong (ลอยกระทง), also named Festival of Lights, is a famous floating lantern festival in Thailand. On the evening of Loy Krathong, Thai people gather together to release floating rafts called Krathongs onto rivers, lakes, and canals to give thanks to the Goodness of Water and seek forgiveness from her.
Yi Peng (sometimes written as Yee Peng), or called sky lantern festival, which is another famous floating lantern festival, usually coincides with Loy Krathong Festival. It is a festival unique to northern Thailand, especially Chiang Mai.
When Is Loy Krathong 2023 and Yi Peng Festival 2023?
The date of the Loy Krathong Festival changes every year. Loy Krathong takes place on the night of the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar and typically falls in November according to the Gregorian calendar. In 2023, Loy Krathong Festival will be celebrated on the night of Tuesday, November 28th.
The date of the Yi Peng Festival is based on the Lanna Lunar Calendar. It normally starts one or two days before Loy Krathong. In 2023, Chiang Mai's Yi Peng Lantern Festival will take place from November 27th to 28th, 2023.
2023 Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival: Tickets on Sale
Yi Peng Festival 2023 will be observed on November 27th–28th at Chiang Mai Arts and Design (CAD). CAD will be one of the largest Sky Lantern Mass Release venues in Chiang Mai.
The tickets for Chiang Mai CAD are on sale now. Asia Highlights — Official Partner of Chiang Mai Arts and Design (CAD) since 2019.
Here are the prices for three kinds of tickets. Premium tickets are most recommended, as you will get closest to the stage and the chanting monks, receive priority shuttle transport with a business van, and have a buffet dinner for a special food zone.
- Premium ticket: US$ 199
- VIP ticket: US$ 179
- Standard ticket: US$ 139
In 2023, Yi Peng Festival will be observed with lantern releases on November 27th-28th. We would like to recommend doing the Mass Lantern Release on November 27th because:
A. That would make you one of the first to enjoy the ceremony and share it with your friends on instant apps.
B. You can attend the folk activities, which are only held on November 9th (the day of Loy Krathong).
Click to see celebration timeline, and questions you might have about experiencing the Yi Peng Festival.
Get Your 2023 Chiang Mai CAD Lantern Mass Release Tickets Here!
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Loy Krathong Dates: 2023 to 2030
The official date of Loy Krathong is announced the year before. So we don't know exactly when the festival will take place in future years, but we know it will likely happen on the night of the full moon, or one day before or after. Here are the upcoming full moons (and tentative Loy Krathong dates).
|Year||Date of Loy Krathong||Weekday|
Yi Peng Dates: 2023 to 2030
|Day 1 in Chiang Mai||Day 2 in Chiang Mai|
|Year||Yi Peng Lantern Festival (the 1st mass event); Loi Krathong (small krathong)||Yi Peng Lantern Festival (the 2nd mass event); Loy Krathong Parade in the city/big krathong|
|2020||Oct. 31||Saturday||Nov. 01||Sunday|
|2021||Nov. 19||Friday||Nov. 20||Saturday|
|2022||Nov. 8||Tuesday||Nov. 9||Wednesday|
|2023||Nov. 27||Monday||Nov. 28||Tuesday|
|2024||Nov. 15||Friday||Nov. 16||Saturday|
|2025||Nov. 5||Wednesday||Nov. 6||Thursday|
|2026||Nov. 24||Tuesday||Nov. 25||Wednesday|
|2027||Nov. 13||Saturday||Nov. 14||Sunday|
|2028||Nov. 1||Wednesday||Nov. 2||Friday|
|2029||Nov. 20||Tuesday||Nov. 21||Wednesday|
|2030||Nov. 9||Saturday||Nov. 10||Sunday|
|2031||Nov. 17||Friday||Nov. 18||Saturday|
Loy Krathong 2023 in Major Cities
Loi Krathong typically lasts three days in most places across Thailand, such as Bangkok and Chiang Mai. But in Sukhothai, the celebrations go on for five days.
- Loy Krathong 2023 in Chiang Mai
- Loy Krathong 2023 in Bangkok
- Loy Krathong 2023 in Phuket
- Loy Krathong 2023 in Sukhothai
The Thai people usually start to do preparations and decorations one week or so in advance.
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