关 键 词 ：水灯节；水文化崇拜；祈福；辟邪；学科分类：民族学与文化学--文化学
Water is the source of all things and the material foundation for the survival of all living beings. It is closely related to people's production and life. Water is also the origin of human civilization, and the formation and development of the four ancient civilizations and countries are directly related to rivers. Almost every ethnic group in the world has myths and legends about water, and Thailand is no exception. They have a special understanding and affection for water, which can be reflected in their traditional festivals. Among all festivals, the Water Lantern Festival best reflects Thailand's national characteristics and spirit. The Water Lantern Festival is one of the representatives of Thailand's water worship culture. It contains rich cultural connotations and religious colors. Water, as an important medium for them to express and convey emotions, has a special significance. This article takes the Water Lantern Festival in Thailand as an example to introduce the origin and main activities of the festival, and then explores the water worship culture in Thailand and the practical significance of its development.