Undoubtedly, the most romantic of all Thai festivals is the feast of Loy Kratong. Tourists traveling the country during the celebrations have a unique opportunity to capture all the features of this festival. He foresaw the night of the 12th full moon, and always falls on November. This year's festival will be held on November 24. For the first time this festival was held in 1863 during the reign of Rama iv. Loy Kratong – a ceremony intended to veneration of the Buddha, asking him flying boats made out of flowers, candles and incense.
"Loy" in Thai means "floating", and "Kratong" – a boat from banana leaves. The candle flame is a sign of respect for Buddha, while the fact of running of the boat means that a person lets go of a ship with all his anger, resentment and other negative character traits. This is sort of a way to cleanse the soul and start a new life. In addition, the majority of Thais dig their Kratong in the name of the spirit of rivers and waterways, Mae Nam, which they believe will bring them good luck. This interpretation of the history of Loy Kratong is associated with the legend of Nang Nopamas, wife founder of Sukkoth, the king Ramkamhaenga. According to legend, Nopamas launched Loy Kratong to appease the Mae Nam and made so that the boat sailed on all channels in the palace and was noticed by her beloved king. King was Nang Nopamas fascinated the rest of his life and he believed that love will be eternal, if a couple in love will send a boat together, and it will float up until out of sight. Loy Kratong Festival celebrations held throughout Thailand, and especially well in , Chiang Mai and on the banks of the Chao River in Bangkok. During this period, e held beauty pageants, beauty is awarded the title "Queen of Nopamas", which further adds to the piquancy Loy Kratong Festival celebrations.