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Chiang Mai
By Gloria Kurnik
31 Dec 2015

Wat Phan Tao Temple in Chiang Mai. At the stroke of midnight people release the floating lanterns into the air, and with them let go of their burdens and worries.

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Chiang Mai
By Gloria Kurnik
31 Dec 2015

Wat Phan Tao Temple in Chiang Mai. Buddhist monks release floating lanterns to welcome the New Year 2559 of the Buddhist calendar (2016).

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Chiang Mai
By Gloria Kurnik
31 Dec 2015

Wat Phan Tao Temple in Chiang Mai. Buddhist monk listens to the New Year's Eve sermon.

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Chiang Mai
By Gloria Kurnik
31 Dec 2015

Wat Phan Tao Temple in Chiang Mai. Monk listens to the New Year's Eve sermon.

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Chiang Mai
By Gloria Kurnik
31 Dec 2015

Wat Phan Tao Temple in Chiang Mai. Buddhist monks listen to the New Year's Eve sermon in English.

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Chiang Mai
By Gloria Kurnik
31 Dec 2015

Wat Phan Tao Temple in Chiang Mai. At the stroke of midnight young monks release the floating lanterns into the air, the wishes and blessings are written on the paper.

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Chiang Mai
By Gloria Kurnik
31 Dec 2015

Wat Phan Tao Temple in Chiang Mai. New Year's Eve. At the stroke of midnight a tourist blows the candle that she lit the floating lantern with.

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Chiang Mai
By Gloria Kurnik
30 Dec 2015

Wat Phan Tao Temple in Chiang Mai. Buddhist monks release floating lanterns to welcome the New Year 2559 of the Buddhist calendar (2016).

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Chiang Mai
By Gloria Kurnik
30 Dec 2015

Wat Phan Tao temple in Chiang Mai. Buddhists Monks meditate during the New Year's Eve sermon.

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Loi Krathong Festival 03
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
27 Nov 2015

A man stands in the waters of the Ping river while pushing the lantern along the river stream during the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
27 Nov 2015

Street vendor checking her phone while waiting for customers to purchase her Krathongs, decorated baskets which are then floated on a river.

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Loi Krathong Festival 01
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
26 Nov 2015

A local boat sails on the Ping river during the celebration of the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Loi Krathong Festival 04
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
26 Nov 2015

Two local girls light the river lanterns before offering them to symbolize the drifting away of bad luck and misfortune during the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
26 Nov 2015

A big parade held on the last day of the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where dozens of similar parades take place around the city.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
26 Nov 2015

A big Krathong parade chart pass nearby Chinatown during the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
26 Nov 2015

Local boys stage an ancient spade fight in the parade lines during the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
26 Nov 2015

A parade during the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
26 Nov 2015

A parade during the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
26 Nov 2015

One young boy during the celebrations of the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
26 Nov 2015

A poster of the Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Consort Sirikit during the celebrations the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
26 Nov 2015

A tourist launches a sky lantern at Tapae Gate during the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
26 Nov 2015

A couple launches a sky lantern, also known as Khom Fai, nearby Tapae Gate during the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
25 Nov 2015

A local man launches a sky lantern also known as Khom Fai during the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Loi Krathong Festival 05
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
25 Nov 2015

A boy offers decorated basket (or Krathong) to the river and pushes it to make it flow with the current during the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Loi Krathong Festival 06
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
25 Nov 2015

The focus of celebrations in Chiang Mai is around the Saphan Nawarat Bridge on the Ping river banks. People release lanterns into the river and sky during the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
25 Nov 2015

Local women dance during a contest held inside the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
25 Nov 2015

Fireworks and sky lanterns mix in the sky during the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Glimpses Of Ramadan In Different Coun...
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
02 Aug 2012

Collection of videos and photos depicting Ramadan experiences in different locations.