Loy Krathong is Thai festival that takes place on the full moon of the 12th month in lunar carlender. Loy Krathong was first held in Sukhothai in case to apologize Pra Mae Kong Ka, the Godness of wate. Loy means ‘to float’. Krathong is a lotus-shaped model that can be made from plastic or banana leave vessel. But now in condition of Global Warming, there is not allowed to use plastic anymore and the government support to use banana leave vessel that can degradable. There is also a “Miss Noppamas ” contest, like a miss universe contest, that each families will send his daughter to contest about asking question and dancing. In the end of Loy Krathonng day, there will have fireworks and a little ballon that be called “Khom Loy”.
In Phuket, we will have a marching from all of the schools in Phuket town. In my school life, I was in Phuket Thaihua marching band too. Phuket people will see and take a picture of Loy Krathong procession. We will walk to Sapan Hin, start to Loy Krathong and watch firewoks together.
Now, I’m going to Loy Krathong. I will update some pictures. Be waiting for it. If you are in Phuket, don't miss this Phuket festival. Bye bye.