When Is Loy Krathong 2022 and Yi Peng Lantern Festival 2022?
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 2022, Loy Krathong Festival will be celebrated on the night of Wednesday, November 9th.
Yi Peng (sometimes written as Yee Peng), or called sky lantern festival, which is another famous floating lantern festival normally starts one or two days before Loy Krathong. In 2022, Chiang Mai's Yi Peng Lantern Festival will take place from November 8th to 9th, 2022.
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How Is Loy Krathong Date Determined?
The reason that the date of Loy Krathong changes every year is that, like many other Buddhist holidays, the timing of the festival is based on the lunar calendar. In Thailand, there are multiple lunar calendars. Loy Krathong is based on the typical Buddhist lunar calendar and falls in the 12th month (duean 12). Get to know the interesting history and stories about Thai Loy Krathong.
Yi Peng festival was created by the Lanna people of Northern Thailand and its date is based on the Lanna Lunar Calendar. Yi Peng takes place at the same time as Loy Krathong but falls in the second month according to the Lanna lunar calendar.
Loy Krathong Dates: 2022 to 2030
The official dates of Loy Krathong and Yi Peng are 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).
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How Long Does Loy Krathong Last?
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 2022 in Chiang Mai
- Loy Krathong 2022 in Bangkok
- Loy Krathong 2022 in Phuket
- Loy Krathong 2022 in Sukhothai
The Thai people usually start to do preparations and decorations one week or so in advance.