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Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Festival 2024, 2025, and 2026

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Festival 2024, 2025, and 2026

By CindyUpdated Dec. 27, 2023

Loy Krathong 2024 will be celebrated on the night of November 16th. Chiang Mai's Yi Peng Lantern Festival will take place from November 15th to 16th, 2024.

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), called the 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. It features countless lanterns glimmering throughout the sky.

releasing a krathong on loi krathong festival A Thai woman is releasing a krathong.

When Are Loy Krathong 2024 and Yi Peng Festival 2024?

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 2024, Loy Krathong Festival will be celebrated on November 16th.

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 2024, Chiang Mai's Yi Peng Lantern Festival will take place from November 15th to 16th, 2024.

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Loy Krathong Dates: 2024 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
2022 November 8 Tuesday
2023 November 28 Tuesday
2024 November 16 Saturday
2025 November 6 Thursday
2026 November 25 Wednesday
2027 November 14 Sunday
2028 November 2 Thursday
2029 November 21 Wednesday
2030 November 10 Sunday

Yi Peng Dates: 2024 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
2022 Nov. 8 Nov. 9
2023 Nov. 27 Nov. 28
2024 Nov. 15 Nov. 16
2025 Nov. 5 Nov. 6
2026 Nov. 24 Nov. 25
2027 Nov. 13 Nov. 14
2028 Nov. 1 Nov. 2
2029 Nov. 20 Nov. 21
2030 Nov. 9 Nov. 10
2031 Nov. 17 Nov. 18

Loy Krathong 2024 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.

The Thai people usually start to do preparations and decorations one week or so in advance.

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