Events in Laos

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  • Boun Maka Bousa

    Viangchan, Luang Namtha, Laos

    Boun Maka Bousa Festival is held on the full moon to commemorate the speech given by the Lord Buddha to 1,250 enlightened monks who…

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  • 6th Annual Elephant Festival 2012

    Xayaboury, Laos

    In Sayaboury, elephants are sacred. They have been man's best friend since time immemorial. Traditionally used for work in the forest, these…

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  • Bun Pi Mai

    Viangchan, Laos

    The Lao New Year's celebration consists of religious rituals an entertaining bash and the party very often turns into an aquatic battle, where…

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  • Lao New Year

    Xayaboury, Luang Namtha, Laos

    Lao New Year is the biggest and most famous of the festivals in Laos, and is one of the Hid Sip Song (12 traditional festivals). The festival…

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  • Boun Visakha Bousa Festival

    Viangchan, Luang Namtha, Laos

    Boun Visakha Bousa Festival celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Lord Buddha. It takes place on the 15th day of the sixth lunar…

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  • Buddha's Birthday

    Xayaboury, Laos

    The biggest annual event on the Buddhist calendar is Visakha Busa, the day on which the Buddha was born, died and became enlightened. Temples are…

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  • Bun Bang Fai - Visakha Puja

    Viangchan, Laos

    It's quite remarkable that the truly religious holiday Visakha Puja overlaps with the unbridled party Bun Bang Fai. Visakha Puja is a significant…

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  • Boun Ork Pansa Festival

    Viangchan, Luang Namtha, Laos

    Boun Ork Pansa occurs on the full moon marking the end Buddhist Lent. Monks who were ordained for the three months of Lent can leave the temple and…

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  • Liberation Day

    Xayaboury, Laos

    This day commemorates Laos liberation from its protectorate status with France and establishment of a monarchy in 1954. Laos, now officially the…

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