In a week's time, Thailand will be celebrating the beautiful and spiritual festival of Loy Krathong. It is held annually on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. This year, it's on November 2, 2009.
In Thai, "Loy" means "to float" and "Krathong" refers to the small raft, usually contains flowers, candles and incense sticks, released on the river. This is a symbolic ritual for the Thais as it is believed that floating a krathong will create good luck and at the same time, to honor and thank the Goddess of Water, Phra Mae Khongkha.
For our Thai Redsters, have a good Loy Krathong Festival. We hope you liked the eCard we sent out for you:
And to those visiting - or planning to visit - Thailand at this time, be sure to witness this festival first hand. Don't forget to share your photos, videos and/or blog posts about it with other Redsters who couldn't make it there. We are sure many people would love to see the festival through your eyes.
Halloween is just around the corner. Have you thought out your costume for the Halloween party yet? What will you be? Bride of Frankenstein? Chucky? Freddie Kruger? Paris Hilton?
Kidding about the last one.
Things are looking rather festive here at the Koolred office. Halloween decorations are up and candy are at the ready for trick-or-treatin'. We have vampire bats hovering above our heads, Jack-o-Lanterns everywhere and red-eyed black rats lurking at unexpected places.
We would love to see your Halloween costumes. Why not show it off at our Photo section or maybe blog about it?
Also, we noticed one Redster is sharing her personal list of scariest creatures at the Forum. Why don't you share your own list too on what creatures of the dark scares you the most?
PS: Don't forget to check out the Halloween Koolgifts!
Diwali. Deepavali. However you say it, the Festival of Lights refers to the victory of good over evil, where the light shines over darkness. Observed by the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains, this is a significant festival both spiritually and culturally.
This year, Diwali is held on October 17, which is this Saturday. For those Redsters celebrating this festival, Happy Diwali.
Oh. Do check out Koolgifts. We have something for Diwali too: Multicolored rangoli and Diwali lamps.
As of May 31, 2010, Koolred has discontinued the Music section to make way for new upcoming features. So stay tuned!
Did you notice that new button on the navigation bar above? Like we have mentioned many times before, we are constantly working on bringing you exciting new features to Koolred. The Music section is our latest development. Nice, right?
This is a great place for you musically talented Redsters out there to display your mad skills and win fans. All you need to do is create your artist/band profile, upload your original music and share it out.
Other members can stop by your profile and listen to your music. Who knows? You might gain some groupies along the way. Or better: become an Internet sensation!
We know there's plenty of talent out there. Now's your time to shine. Koolred is giving you the platform to do so.
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The Mid Autumn Festival is an annual harvest festival celebrated by the Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese communities. It is also known as the Moon Festival or Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival.
This festival is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, apart from the Chinese New Year. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar. This year, the celebration is on October 3, which is tomorrow.
So bring out your lanterns and light them up! And pass the yummy mooncakes along too.
We've just released four new Koolgifts today, specially created to commemorate the two festivities this month: Mid Autumn Festival and Diwali on October 17.
Since Mid Autumn Festival is tomorrow, check out the lanterns and mooncakes we have on Koolgifts (as pictured below). Send them out to your friends today!
Speaking of mooncakes is making the Koolred Team hungry. Care to send some to us?