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Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival

Krabi Culture | The festival of sea gypsies; Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival

Witnessing the Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival in Krabi is indeed something you have to do when in Krabi. This is a rare festival that is celebrated annually on Koh Lanta as the participatory ground for sea gypsies. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the sixth and eleventh months of the lunar calendar.

The Krabi festival Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival is not all celebrations

When you look at the Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival, you tend to remember the phrase romancing the moon. This is because Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival has something to do with this. It is only if and when you reach Krabi that you learn how it is possible to carry out the old tradition of Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival, without hurting anyone superstitiously.

Enjoyment is not the only thing related to the Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival. The Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival can be considered to be a festival celebrated in Krabi for the well being of its dwellers. This can be seen by the fact that the sea gypsies of Koh Lanta and neighboring areas coming together on the Ban Sala Dun beach of Krabi during the festival.

Krabi sea gypsies pray for good luck on Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival

During Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival, there is commendable sailing on the seas of Krabi. On gathering on the seashore, the sea gypsies of Krabi float boats in the sea to harbor good luck to them. In addition to this, the typical southern dance Rong Ngeng is performed around the boats on Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival, along with some traditional music.


Last Updated: 20 Feb 2008