What is Loy Krathong?

Loy Krathong (sometimes spelt Loi Krathong) is festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand.  It takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai Luna Calendar, which usually falls in November. On the night of the full moon, Thais launch "krathongs" on a river, canal or a pond, making a wish as they do so. The festival originates from an ancient ritual paying respect to the water spirits Goddess of Water or "Chao Mae Kongka".

“Loy” means “float” in, “Krathong” means “basket” in Thai. The traditional krathongs are made from a slice of the trunk of a banana tree but right now there’re many modern of Krathong style such as bread or Styrofoam (we do not like the latter as bad for environment).

For more about Loy Krathong read here

Celebrate with Expique

For those who want to join our Bangkok Night Lights Tour, we will make your on Krathong and float it along the way.

Celebrate with The Market Experience

Our sister brand will be running Krathong making workshops at their booth by the river on the 2nd floor of Yodpiman River Walk. 100THB to make your own Krathong. For more details checkout our Facebook page