Loy Kratong Festival has been in Thai culture since Sukhuthai Era and still celebrates nowadays. For Samui Island, it started in 2507 by Phra Kru Seetawat Kunaporn, the head monk of Wat Bo Sukaram at the time. He organized Loy Kratong event at Klong Bang Ta near Bo Phut community, which has a small river linking with the sea. It interested the locals very much. There were several types of Kratong, traditional and the new designs were invented.
Loy Kratong Festival took place at the full moon of the 12th month of the lunar year. The wave of the sea and beautiful Kratongs are shining under the moonlight, they’re such wonderful scenes. There are several places that held the big event in Koh Samui, such as Phra Yai Koh Faan, Baan Plai Laem, Bo Phut, Na Thon Market, Kanjanapisek Building and Samui Pier. It also features the beauty pageant aka Nang Noppamas and traditional performances. Then they will bring Kratong to float at the river or the sea. Many hotels would organize their pool for tourists to participate this fabulous event.