On the night of Loy Krathong festival, people light the candles and joss sticks and make a wish as they launch their krathongs in canals, rivers or small ponds. It is believed that the krathong will carry away their bad luck and bring good wishes for the New Year. By floating krathong, people offer thanks to the Goddess of the water as water is very important to Thai People. On this day, Krathong contests and beauty contests are also organized and the winner is called “Nang Noppamas”. Nang Noppamas was the Royal consort of Sukothai King and she made the first krathong of Sukothai.
Every year during Loy Krathong festival, my school organizes krathong contest. The most beautiful krathong will receive an award from the school principal. There is a “Nang Noppamas” beauty contest. Students will vote the most beautiful and most graceful Nang Noppamas. Every year my family goes to the nearby temple to float krathong. Later we shop around the night market and watch the fireworks