The Chao Le Boat Floating Festival is bi-annual event that falls during the middle of the 6th and 11th lunar months. Ceremonies are held by the sea gypsies of Phuket with them taking place in three locations. The ritual includes small boats being set adrift to drive away evil and bring good luck and prosperity - a beautiful spectacle at night. Many ceremonies are held in local villages. The festival takes place on the full moon day in the sixth and the eleventh months of the lunar calendar.