Title: Loy Krathong

Category: Festival , Loy Krathong

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Loy Krathong happens on the full moon night of the twelfth month in the Thai lunar calendar. The festival dates back to the time when Sukhothai was the capital of Thailand. Floating vessels, called krathong with lit candles are released in the rivers, lakes and ponds to honour Buddha. The krathong that floats away symbolises letting go of anger and hatred.