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Loy Krathong is held on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the western calendar this usually falls in November. "Loi" means "to float". "Krathong" is a raft about a handspan in diameter traditionally made from a section of banana tree decorated with elaborately folded banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense sticks. During the night of the full moon, many people will release a small raft on a river or release a lantern as shown.
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Loy Krathong is held on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the western calendar this usually falls in November. "Loi" means "to float". "Krathong" is a raft about a handspan in diameter traditionally made from a section of banana tree decorated with elaborately folded banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense sticks. During the night of the full moon, many people will release a small raft  on a river or release a lantern as shown.