We spent the day relaxing and walking around Chiang Mai. During the evening we attended Yi Peng and the Loi Krathong Festival. The streets were crowded with people.....so many people. It was hard to get down the streets, especially when the parade was on. The Yi Peng (lanterns) portion of the festival was our favourite. All around the city people would light up Chinese lanterns and make a wish before releasing them into the sky. The sky was covered with thousands of lanterns for the majority of the night. Loi Krathong means "to float a basket". Days prior to Loi Krathong you could by baskets made of various things to light a candle in and send off on the river. Loi Krathong is a tradition that is meant to pay respect to the water spirits. These are both held on the full moon of the eleventh month.