Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong 2019

Making Lanna style lanterns

Middle school students visit the Meuang Sat Luang Community to learn how to make Lanna style lanterns in various shapes and designs from Khun Bualai Khanapanya, one of the best creators of Lanna lanterns in Thailand, in celebration of the Loy Krathong festival.

Making Krathongs

Students in elementary school learned how to make Krathongs in a range of designs and using a variety of materials. Students in middle school were taught how to make Lanna lanterns. Students in high school enjoyed making their own freestyle Krathongs.

Since CMIS was concerned about the environment, all of our Krathongs were made from natural materials.

Loy Krathong (releasing)

This year, high school students are participating in the Loy Krathong holiday by creating their own Krathongs and releasing them into the Ping River. Teachers and students traveled on foot from CMIS to the Scorpion Tailed River Boat. Everyone brought their adorned Krathongs. The students wished as they cast their Krathongs into the Ping River. The activity was enjoyable for the students and left a lasting impression.

Loy Krathong 2020

Nothing can stop us from celebrating Loy Krathong Festival! Thai Class students studied how to create traditional Lanna lanterns as a means of expressing their cultural understanding during MLP.

The Grade 2 Thai Advanced class enjoyed making Kra Thongs in class during MLP week.

Grade 2 student learned how to make Krathong with her friends during the MLP.

Dr. Worawan showed a sample of Krathong to her students via an online class.

Grade 2 students followed how Krathong was made step-by-step.

Loy Krathong 2022

This year, the Loy Krathong event was thoroughly enjoyed by MS and HS students. In the MS Thai class, students learnt different techniques for making Lanna lanterns and more about the history of these objects, which stand for escaping from the past and advancing into the future. High school students were instructed to design their Krathong in a unique way. Students took part in the festival by going on a short field trip to the nearby Ping River, where they released their Krathong into the water. Happy Loy Krathong!

Middle School

Sixth-grade students were hard at work creating square lanterns.

Grade 7 students learned how to make rabbit lanterns.

Grade 8 students learned how to make star lanterns.

High School

As they released Krathong into the Ping River, the high school students made a wish.

High school students made Krathong in a unique way.

Happy Loy Krathong !

Loy Krathong Performance 2022

High school students from CMIS performed a traditional Thai dance on Loy Krathong to celebrate the event. We are taking pleasure in this magnificent festival's joyful atmosphere.

Loy Krathong 2023

Our Elementary (ES), Middle (MS), and High School (HS) students performed collectively to create a magical atmosphere filled with lanterns and Krathongs as the full moon illuminated the night sky. This display of creativity and unity was created to celebrate the beautiful Thai festival of Loy Krathong. 

Students in elementary school were taught about the craft of making Krathongs. Their Krathongs were carefully handmade and adorned with candles, flowers, and natural materials.

Middle School & High School

At CMIS, the spirit of Loy Krathong illuminates the campus as Middle School students express their creativity through a diverse array of lantern designs, each one reflecting their unique artistic flair. Meanwhile, High School students immerse themselves in the tradition by meticulously crafting traditional Krathong floats, infusing the atmosphere with the essence of Thai culture and community. Together, they unite in celebration, fostering a sense of togetherness and joy that echoes throughout the school grounds.

Grade 6 students shine with their square-shaped Lanna lanterns, skillfully crafted from Sa paper. 

Grade 7 students shine bright with their exquisite Lanna lanterns crafted from delicate Sa paper, showcasing their craftsmanship and embracing the rich cultural heritage of Northern Thailand.

Grade 8 students illuminate the night with their stunning Lanna lanterns in star shapes, meticulously crafted from Sa paper. 

High School students beam with pride as they showcase their beautifully crafted Krathong floats, a reflection of their dedication and reverence for Thai tradition

The school comes alive with the glow of Middle School students' lanterns adorning the entrance, adding a touch of enchantment to the Loy Krathong festival.