Loy Krathong Festival
Although Loy Krathong festival is now celebrated throughout Thailand, the ritual orIginated in Sukhothai, the first Thai capital. The festival originated from an ancient rural ritual of paying respect to the water spirits.
Loy Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12 month in the traditional Thai Lunar Calendar, thus the exact date of the festival changes every year.
Visitors can enjoy a float procession of large krathongs from 17 Northern provinces, a Krathong design contest, the Miss Noppamas Beauty Contest, Sukhothai arts and culture performances, traditional fireworks, a night bazaar and many more activities. A number of shows and performances also takes place at Wah Mahathat during this occasion.
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