Thai Floating Lantern Festival

I would love to be a part of this one day! Cultures all over the world incorporate floating lanterns into their festivals; this particular photo comes from Thailand, where the people believe that releasing the lanterns bring good luck and are “symbolic of problems and worries floating away”  (I know wikipedia isn’t a good source, but this is a blog, not an academic report, hehe).

I say we could all use some lantern luck…maybe I’ll light one up in suburban Brisbane.


photo from Flickr, by way of Pinterest