The Loy Krathong Festival is something that seems to have as many stories about it as there are Provinces in Thailand - the stories of Loy Krathong are numerous and I understand that they are all open to interpretation.
So make your own choices.
Loy Krathong started the day before when we prepared our Krathongs using only natural products. The next day was the preparation of our daughter for her day at school - her traditional Thai dress is found...
My day began in the evening when I was an MC at Cape Panwa Hotel.
We have a Miss Noppamas contest between the staff and I have little to no idea as to who they are!
then a Local Acrobatic Show
releasing the Loy Krathongs
releasing the Spirit Balloons.
Then we left to release our own Krathong in the local village - wonderful.
For information try here:Thailand Life - written by the Thailand Culture Commission.
Wikipedia - Loy Krathong
Thai World View - Loy Krathong
and so much, much more.
1) Loy Krathong at Cape Panwa Hotel 2009