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Loy Krathong Festival 2012 - Perth

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The Perth Loy Krathong Thai Festival, organised by the Thai - Australian Association of WA, will be held at Ozone Park (Migrant Park), Riverside Drive (Adelaide Terrace end of Causeway) on Sunday 18th November 2012, between 4pm and 8pm.

A family friendly event, the Loy Krathong Thai Festival is an annual celebration of Thai traditions and culture.

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The festival is centred around the launching of krathong rafts on a lake at dusk. These hand-made, lotus-shaped receptacles, traditionally made of banana leaves, are filled with food, flowers, coins, incense sticks and candles and are placed on the banks of the river. Together, the floating krathong rafts will create a stunning waterscape.

All are welcome to participate in this tradition and can make a wish or prayer as they launch their krathong raft.

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In the lead up to the main event at dusk, Ozone Park will also play host to a Thai Food Bazaar, the Miss Noppamaht Beauty Pageant and a spectacular fireworks display.

For more information on this major cultural event, please contact
040 1071 864 / 0412 033 308 / 0434 938 362 or email You can also visit the Thai - Australian Association of WA website.
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Why? An annual celebration of Thai traditions and culture.
When: Sunday 18th November, 4 - 8pm
Phone: 040 1071 864 / 0412 033 308 / 0434 938 362
Where: Ozone Reserve, Perth City (near Causeway)
Cost: Free
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