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Loy Krathong

Since i did one for Songkran Songkran by bakki 

Might as well make one for Loy Krathong. Wish i have more time for it but here you go.…

What is Loy Krathong?

The history behind the festival is complex, and Thais celebrate for many reasons.  The main rice harvest season has ended and it’s time to thank the Water Goddess for a year’s worth of her abundant supply, as well as an apology for polluting the waters. Some believe that this is the time to symbolically ‘float away’ all the anger and grudges you have been holding onto, and including a fingernail or a lock of hair is seen as a way of letting go of the dark side of yourself, to start anew free of negative feelings. If your candle stays alight until your Krathong disappears out of sight, it means a year of good luck.…

I used to go loy krathong every other year but it's been a while since my last time going. It's very crowded. ... So many people..

And at this point there's already too many people put their kratong to the water ( kinda contradict the "apology to the waters" part).
Thai government will clean and remove those kratong afterward so don't worry. 

It looks pretty nice at night. But I'm fine with just watching from the TV haha.
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Sunset Shimmer - forever alone
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Why Sunny alone?!
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Amazing work, great work on this scene.
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Aaah I love this so much! <3
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AnonimowyBrony's avatar
Oh I love this celebration! That's sad because I can't watch it in TV (only politicians and shot down SU-24). But it still looks awesome!
love the cutie map pairings, and wonderful art as well
templar127's avatar
Very beautiful! :D
TooCliched's avatar
That does sound like an interesting holiday.
This is beautiful artwork and I like the history you shared. Thank you.
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Thanks for the art and the lesson. :)
Kazumy's avatar
So loving and lovely
BoneSatellite's avatar
Oh, look. Another picture that features all of Spike's friends (plus their new friend) making fond memories without him.

...Sorry, what was that about letting go of grudges, and my dark side n'stuff? I was too busy searching for Twilight's best friend to listen.
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He'd be a dog in this picture, so i think this grudge is better fitted if they were ponies.  They're hanging out by a cliff, so I'm sure they didn't want to put spike in any harm if he was a dog, especially with Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie playing with fireworks.
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Very interesting! Thanks for sharing with everyone! ^^
joeSFX's avatar
Very interesting holiday.
CrawlerEnder935's avatar
Amazing as always! Keep up the good work!
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