Loi krathong is a traditional festival celebrated on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar which always falls in November. The festival is a sort of cleansing of the spirit and let go bad things. Also, it is to thank the river for giving us water for a living and make an apology for making water dirty.
This activity is held to support the objectives below:
- To let the students, teachers and parents participate in and appreciate one of the most important traditional events in Thailand.
- To encourage students’ self awareness in environment and give them opportunity to show gratefulness to the river which is one of the most important resources for our living.
- To encourage students to have confidence, creativity, leadership, technology and team working skills via participating the activities.
- Made-to-Wear-Recycled Costume Contest by Elementary & Secondary Kids
- Making Krathongs
- Thai desserts & toys by NPSC
LOI KRATHONG DAY PROGRAM
(November 25th, 2015: Assembly B Schedule)
Venue: Homerooms & Assembly Hall
Time: 13:30 – 15:30 hr. (Elementary starts from 12:45 hr.)
Participants: All students, teachers and parents (Kindergarten will be separated.)
12:45 – 14:00 Recycled Costumes Decoration Contest preparation (Elementary)
13:30 – 14:00 Made-to-Wear-Recycled Costumes Contest preparation (Secondary)
In Assembly Hall:
14:05 – 14:10 Welcoming & Opening the event
14:10 – 14:40 Recycled Costumes Presentation and Contest
14:40 – 15:15 Making krathong (with parents and teachers)
15:15 – 15:20 Closing
15:20 – 15:30 Cleaning up
1) Everyone is invited to wear Thai traditional costumes in any styles with appropriateness for the whole day.
2) Parents and teachers are also invited to make krathongs with the kids.
3) Raw materials for making krathongs are provided by school except staplers and some pins, students have to bring their own ones.