It was very obvious yesterday that the celebrations were very low key. Most of the larger events that are held up here were either cancelled or toned down a lot due to the death of HRM. In the tourist areas like BKK, Chiang Mai, etc., I believe that most of those events were allowed to proceed as normal
Our evening was very pleasant. We celebrated at the resort with family and even invited our guests staying at the resort to join us. We launched out Krathongs in the lake across from the resort instead of our usual spot in Ban Khwao pond where the festival is held.
|Adults and kids alike love these lanterns|
|Our resort guests were having a lot of fun too!|
|All staged and ready to go....|
We were able to get about 20 lanterns from a reluctant seller in Chaiyaphum. The launching of sky lanterns are prohibited in the city and we had to convince them we were outside the city limits where its not banned. Unlike last year, they were rather plain, but all of them launched without a hitch.
|Sevenwinds does his part, with Supermoon in the background!|