The Loy Kratong Festival is said to date back to the 13th century and to the ancient kingdom of Sukhothai. It marks the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month. Therefore the actual date changes from year to year, although it generally falls sometime in November.
Loy Kratong translates to 'float a kratong'. A kratong is a lotus shaped vessel that can float on water. Typically Thai people place food, joss sticks, candles and coins into a kratong. Kratongs are placed on a river, canal or any other body of water with a current so that the kratong can float into the distance. Thais believe that the longer the kratong floats the better the chance of the individualis wishes coming true.
See you again next year.