are at least three main parades during Loy Krathong, and several
little ones organized by various groups.
Left and right, these participants seemingly have the easy
job--sitting down on a float during the procession. Other
people, including bands, dancing transvestites, and the firebreathers
featured on another page here, have the hard job--they have
to walk the entire route of the parade.
However, even this is not as easy as it seems. The parade
will start and stop several times in the course of the night,
taking hours until the sitting is over--as well as the smiling,
which is more of a chore as the evening drags on.
Below, these kinds of beauty queens are a common site. In
the days previous to the parade, there have been contests
to see who the queens will be, including weighing and measuring