Loy Krathong, Loy Krathong,
and the water’s high in the river and local klong,
Loy Loy Krathong, Loy Loy Krathong,
Loy Krathong is here and everybody’s full of cheer,
We’re together at the klong,
Each one with his krathong,
As we push away we pray,
We can see a better day.
Yes, kids. Tonight is the full moon night of the 12th lunar month, known to Thais as Loy Kratong.
Well, I already wrote about it once on Thai-Blogs today so please go over there to read my account. You will not only get tonight’s story but also a bit of history of my Loy Kratong in America.
And yeah, Brandon asked me if I was going to sing the song. So I did. In Thai AND in English. And I did “ram wong”, traditional Thai folk dance, around him on the beach too. That was kind of funny.
What amazes me the most is that I learned the English version of the song YEARS ago when I went to the international summer camp in 6th grade, and I still remember the words! Well, 95% of it anyway.