The Festival of Lights
In November, we celebrated an 800 year old tradition with students, parents, and staff - The Loy Krathong festival. Our Thai teachers taught us how to make a krathongs. Using flowers, candles, and banana leaves, the parents and students crafted their very own krathongs.
Traditions call for the Thais to pay respect to the Goddess of Water and the Buddha by releasing their krathongs into bodies of water such as rivers, canals, and lakes. Our students released their krathongs into Oisca Park's very own river.
We then finished the day with homemade Thai snacks like Khao Niao Sangkhaya (sweet sticky rice with egg custard), fresh fruit, and other goodies!