Loy Krathong is a traditional Thai festival that is celebrated annually and is also known as the ‘festival of lights’. The name could be translated as “to float a basket”, and comes from the traditional of making krathong or buoyant, decorated baskets, which are then floated on a river. The date of the festival is marked by the appearance of the full moon. This means that the dates vary from year to year. However, as a general guide, Loy Krathong is held in November.