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Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Festival 2022, 2023, and 2024

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Festival 2022, 2023, and 2024

By CindyUpdated May. 9, 2022

Loy Krathong 2022 will be celebrated on the night of Wednesday, November 9th.

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. It is a Buddhist festival celebrated across the country, but it is not an official public holiday in Thailand.

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

When Is Loy Krathong 2022 and Yi Peng 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.  

The tickets for the famous Chiang Mai CAD Khomloy Sky Lanterns Festival 2022 are on sale now. Limited to 3500 seats/day. Asia Highlights is the official partner of Chiang Mai CAD. Contact us to book a ticket or submit an inquiry below. 

Ticket Type Price (USD) for Early-Bird Bookings before May 31st Includes
Standard Ticket + Free Shuttle Transfer from Maya Shopping Center 122 $ Free round-trip transfer; standard ticket (QR code); 2 lanterns; Dinner
VIP Ticket + Free Shuttle Transfer from Maya Shopping Center 159 $ Free round-trip transfer; VIP ticket (QR code); 2 lanterns; Dinner
Premium Ticket + Free Shuttle Transfer from Maya Shopping Center 170 $ Free round-trip transfer; Premium ticket (QR code); 2 lanterns; Dinner

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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

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Loy Krathong Dates: 2022 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
2020 October 31 Saturday
2021 November 19 Friday
2022 November 9 Wednesday
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

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. 

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

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