Lanterns Fly on Loy Krathong

In Thailand Loy Krathong, a yearly festival of renewal, takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar — usually some time in November. During this festival Thai people will celebrate by creating a “krathong” — traditionally a banana leaf adorned with flowers and candles — and “loy” (float) it down a river, sending the previous year’s troubles away. They also sned candle-powered lanterns up into the air. As we see in this video, that can be glorious.