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The Loy Krathong Festival is a traditional celebration observed in Thailand, Laos, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and some regions of Myanmar. It occurs on December 15 in the Thai lunar calendar, which typically aligns with either October or November in the Gregorian calendar, and October 15 in the lunar calendar. On the night of Loy Krathong, whether in bustling cities or tranquil towns, areas near rivers or lakes come alive with the captivating sight of floating water lanterns (krathongs or กระทง in Thai). 

The origin of the Loy Krathong Festival dates back over 800 years to Thailand's Sukhothai Kingdom, the first Thai dynasty. Back then, on the night of the full moon on December 15, according to the Thai lunar calendar, people would come together to celebrate the Lantern Festival. The king and queen of Thailand, accompanied by the king's consorts, would set sail on a dragon boat along the river. At the king's command, grand fireworks would illuminate the night sky, and people would revel in the festivities throughout the night.

 According to legend, a talented and artistic royal consort named Nang Noppamas crafted a lotus- shaped vessel from banana leaves. She adorned it with intricate fruit carvings, delicate flowers, and candles as an expression of gratitude to the Buddha and the river spirits. The king was immensely pleased with her creation and declared it a standard for all to follow. Since that moment, the tradition of crafting diverse styles of water lanterns for Loy Krathong has thrived,  characterized by progressively intricate and masterful craftsmanship that enriches the celebration with each passing year.