Lao National Day December 2

Lao National Day  Date:  2 December

This celebrates the 1975 victory ofthe proletariat over the monarchy with parades, speeches, etc. Lao National and communist hammer and sickle flags are flown all over the country.

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Boun Ok Phansa and Boat Racing Festival

In Luang Prabang, Boun Suang Heua, or the Boat Racing Festival is held on Khao Padapdin, the Day of the Commemoration of the Dead  (in August). In Vientiane Capital it is held the day after the End of Buddhist Lent. Both are important social and sports events witnessed

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BOUN THAT LUANG FESTIVAL

The That or Stupa is found in different shapes and sizes in every monastery in the world, especially in Laos. The Stupa, which is composed of three levels: the base, the body and the spire, is the symbol of the Cosmos. The most important ones are shrines to relics of

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THE BOATS OF LIGHT FESTIVAL

Lhai Heua Fai means “floating boats of light downstream”. This festival is celebrated on the night of the End of Lent. It is held all over Laos, especially where there is a river. The festival in Vientiane attracts big crowds of devotee and tourists but the one in Luang Prabang is

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