Sky Lantern/Paper fire Balloon
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Sky Lanterns date back hundreds of years, when armies employed them as signalling devices and later were adopted by common folk, who used them to convey their wishes to heaven.
People believe floating candles (Sky Lanterns) offer poignancy and tranquility and the strings of breathtaking stars bring back all your high spirits.
People believe that the launching of Khoom Loy, or floating lanterns into the sky would rid them of all their troubles. Moreover, if the lanterns are offered to monks, they will receive wisdom in return as the flame in the lantern is said to symbolize knowledge and the light will guide them to the right path of their lives.
If these lanna style balloons, which are made with mulberry paper and bamboo frame rise high and reveal far, it indicates prosperity. It is thought they could rise as high as 1.250 metres, and to travel vast distances.
People believe that as the Sky Lantern rise, it takes away their troubles and brings good luck in the future