of Loy Krathong was originated in the royal court of ancient kingdom
Sukhothai, the first monarch of Thailand since 700 years ago.
Loy Krathong Festival or known as River-Floating-Lanterns, Loy
means 'to float' and 'Krathong' means a lotus-shaped vessel made
of banana leaves. The Krathong usually contains a candle, tree
joss-sticks, some flowers and coins. This festival is very well-known
to Thai people and also foreigners, set during the weather is
clear, on the full moon night, when the river is high over the
country. In the past, people believe that they offer thank to
the Goddess of water. Thus, by moonlight, people light the candles
and joss-sticks, make a wish and launch their Krathong on canals,
rivers or even small ponds. It is believed that the Krathongs
can carry away sins and bad lucks, and the time to start the coming
new year to be joyful and happy as suffering are floated away.