A genuine spectacle, Loy Krathong occurs on the night of the full moon in November. People go to rivers and canals to float Kratongs - small floats made of cork and banana leaves - to thank the rivers for their bounty and support throughout the year, and as a means of making merit and gaining good luck. Each Kratong has a flower, a candle and three incense sticks - the candles and incense sticks are lit before placing the Krathong in the water and making a wish. The sight of hundreds of candles floating down the river is quite something! Pure Thailand!