Photos: The magic of Thailand's floating lanterns
Posted on 11/12/2015

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Every year, people in Thailand make wishes for the year ahead by releasing glowing lanterns into the night sky as part of the Yi Peng Floating Lantern Festival.

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Thailand's floating lantern festival, known as Yi Peng, is a religious ceremony that pays homage to the Buddha. It is celebrated in the Northern town of Chiang Mai in Thailand where locals light lanterns and release them up into the air. Upon releasing them, they make a wish for future good luck and fortune.

Even though this year's Lantern Festival has only just been and gone, tickets will soon go on sale for 2016. If you're be keen to get involved, check the festival's official website.

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