The Loy Krathong is celebrated throughout Thailand today, but has its roots in the former capital Sukhothai. A king is said to have observed a princess watching a little boat launch. The king thought that was so great that every year since the full moon in the twelfth month of the Thai calendar, small rafts (so-called krathongs) have been handed over to the river. The Krathongs usually consist of banana leaves and are decorated with flowers, incense sticks and a candle. In addition, a hair, a coin and a piece of fingernail is placed on the raft. Some Krathongs are also made from bread dough and are therefore more environmentally friendly.