It was reported that the boys in black in Bangkok intend to keep a close eye on this year’s Loy Krathong celebrations.

In a statement released by the national police chief Chalermkiat Sriworakhan and Commissioner Chanthep Sisawech, the pair announced measure that would be put in place to make sure the festival goes smoothly.

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The deputy Chief stressed that officers across the capital would be establishing check points looking for those driving under the influence of alcohol.

He said that people should enjoy the festivities which are an important cultural occasion.
The deputy chief also re-affirmed that fire crackers and fireworks were banned at this year’s festivities and instructed entertainment venues to be extra vigilant and not allow underage drinkers into their establishments.

The public were asked to celebrate appropriately and float boats so as to not upset others celebrating.

Commissioner Chanthep reiterated that lanterns are strictly prohibited from being set off this year in Bangkok and anyone found to be setting them off will be arrested with no exceptions.

He noted that there are two provinces in Thailand where lanterns are allowed which are Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, but said people need to seek permission in advance to do so.

The festival of Loy Krathong traditionally sees people float a floral boat for good luck where the tradition dates back as far as the 13th century.

The festival this year will be celebrated on the month’s full moon which will fall on November 3.

Source: Thai visa

Content: Love Pattaya Thailand

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