Some of the most beautiful sights are the festivities relating to the Loy Kratong, held on the night of November's full moon. All over the country, little floats (kratong) are made from banana trunks, flowers and candles and set afloat on the water. This symbolises the casting away of troubles and a call for a happy future. As the moon rises in the evening people converge around bodies of water throughout the country to release their kratongs. In some areas large paper hot-air balloons are released.
The festival falls on the night of the full moon of the 12th lunar month which normally occurs during November and is much celebrated event in Thailand.