During the Loy Krathong Festival, this year falling on the full moon of November 10th, there are many things that are not only celebrated but also cherished, such as the reckoning of true love. Many couples will visit the Chaweng Lake on Koh Samui, as well as the ocean sides, together to launch their Krathong and believing that their relationship will become stronger and happier as the year progresses.
People all across Thailand get together with their friends and family on the morning to begin making their Krathongs, and prepare to gather on the shores at nightfall to release them into the waters wherever they may be. Loy Krathong is a time to be joyful; a time to celebrate as the ill-luck and suffering floats away with the Krathong, leaving you happy and free to start afresh. It is believed that as you float your Krathong on the waters, it will carry away all the bad luck and sins which you have acquired, and the wishes that you make as you set it in the water will begin with the new day. It is also believed that if a young boy and girl launch a Krathong together, their wishes will combine and they will become lovers, either in this life or the next.