On 14 November 2013,
the Thai Ladies Association of Dubai and the Northern Emirates, with the
support from the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Team Thailand and the Thai
Community in Dubai, organized the Loy Krathong Festival 2013 to mark one of
Thailand's most celebrated traditions at the Westin Mina Seyahi Hotel, Dubai.
The event, which welcomed more than 150
guests, opened with a speech by Mr. Thosaporn Moonlasartsathorn, Consul-General
of Thailand to Dubai and the Northern Emirates, explained the tradition behind
one of the most celebrated festivals, as well as the belief of paying respect
and gratitude to the river, a vital part of the Thai life style.
Krathong Festival 2013 was celebrated with Thai classical dances, Thai
delicacies, lucky draws and beauty pageant.