Every year at Loi Krathong, the sky and the waters of Thailand are filled with lanterns. The lanterns in the sky are tokens of a Thai person’s hopes and prayers for the coming year. The lanterns in the water are a penitence that they perform to the spirit of the water. They light the candle and let it float out and away from them in the hopes that their sins will be forgiven and float away as well. Of course, like any festival, the chance to gather with loved ones and have fun is a main draw of the Loi Krathong holiday. So, as lanterns fill the sky, fireworks bloom and so do the smiles beneath them.