Loi Krathong (ลอยกระทง), one of Thailand’s most beautiful annual festivals, is in full swing. The name Loi Krathong means floating cup of leaf, and describes one of the festival’s biggest events. Participants release small rafts, or #krathong, decorated with flowers and topped by a flickering candle into the waterways of Thailand as a way to seek forgiveness for past sins. Perhaps the most photogenic part of #LoiKrathong is the Lanna (northern Thai) festival Yi Peng (ยี่เป็ง) that coincides with it. Thousands of floating lanterns, or khom loi (โคมลอย), are launched into the air in unison, lighting up the sky. The most elaborate #YiPeng celebrations take place in Chiang Mai, the ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom. To see more photos of the lanterns in Chiang Mai, tap the location text above this photo. Photo by @toppu. by instagram http://instagr.am/p/SmFueIBQSI/