The Loi Krathong 2017 festival went off swimmingly tonight on Jomtien Beach in Pattaya.
Hundreds of people gathered on the beach to light candles and release the baskets of flowers – and the year’s bad luck – into the sea.
Some little scamps even went for a dip in the cold water. Brave of them! The ocean couldn’t get much dirtier anyway.
The whole thing is supposed to bless the water spirits and bring good luck for the year ahead. Let’s hope so. And it’s all particularly relevant what with being the first since the year of mourning ended for the king.
Here’s a video of Loi Krathong 2017 festival in Pattaya and a selection of some of the best pictures from the night.