festival is held at Sikhottabong stupa, located about 6 km south of
Thakhek. Historically, it was built in the 8th and 10th centuries by
King Nanthasene. Then the stupa was restored as its original design in
WAT PHU FESTIVAL
festival is annually held in the full moon of the 3rd month of lunar
calendar,on the grounds of the enchanting pre-Angkorian.Wat Phu
remains in Champasak. Festivities are elephants racing, buffaloes
fighting,cocks fighting and performances of Lao traditional music and
dance.The trade fair showcasing the products from the southern
province of Laos,Thailand,Cambodia and Vietnam is also held.
LAO NEW YEAR
Lao New Year,Pi
Mai Lao, usually performed on April 13-15, or lunar new year, is the
time when the entire country celebrates;citizens remove Buddha images
from the temples to clean with scented water,then take to the streets
to dowse one another with this water,an act of clean and purification
in anticipation of the end of the dry season.
the new year celebration is especially beautified amd the most
colorful parade describing the traditional Lao costumes,music and
dance, the procession of the sacred Prabang Buddha image, and the Miss
New Year beauty contest will be shown.
includes boat racing on the NamKhane River and a trade fair in
Luangprabang city. At the Khao Salak ceremony day, people visit local
temples to make offering to the dead as well to share merits making.
Boat Racing is
held in Sebangfai river. At the same occasion a trade fair of
agricultural products, local handicrafts, traditional Lao music and
dance performance; at the same time, citizens donate the offering to
the dead in to share merits.
BOAT RACING FESTIVAL
the water festival held during k Pansa is spectacular; on the first
day at dawn, donations and offerings are made at temples around the
city; in the evening, candlelight processions are held around the
temples and hundred of colorful flosta decoated with flower; incense
and candle are set adrift down the Mekong river in thanksgiving to the
river spirit; the next day, a popular and exciting boat racing
competition is held on the Mekong.
THAT LUANG FESTIVAL
AND TRADE FAIR
festival is held in and around That Luang stupa, the national sysmbol
of Laos, where hundreds of monks gather to accept alms and floral
votives from the people; the festival includes a grand fireworks
display at night and an international trade fair, showcasing tourism
in Laos and other countries in ASEAN and the Great Mekong Sub
region,will take place during the day.
will ce held on the grounds of the splendid That Inhang stupa, located
just outside the city of Savannkakhet; an international trade fair
will include exhibitions of tourism products from Laos, Thailand and
Vietnam and performance of traditional Lao, Thai and Vietnamese music
and dance; the fair will also include a sports competition, complete
with foorball, boxing and tennis matchs and local traditions like a