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Boat Racing Festival in Khammouane Province
It is held on the Sebangfai River. At the same occasion a trade fair of the agricultural products, local handicrafts, Traditional Lao music and dance performance are organized. In this festival, citizens donate offerings to dead ancestors to gain merit.


10-11 October
Boun Ok Phansa and Boat Racing Festival

The festival held after the end of the monks’ three-month fast and retreat during the rainy season (Boun Khao Phansa). At dawn on the first day, donations and offerings are made at temples around the city. In the evening, candlelight processions are held at temples and hundreds of colorful floats are decorated with flowers, incense and candles are set adrift down the Mekong River to pay respect to the river spirit. The following day in Vientiane, Savannakhet and Champasack Province, a popular and exciting boat racing competition is held to celebrate the Mekong River.


Boun Khathin
This festival begins immediately after the last day of Lent, and lasts until the next full moon. During the one month period, devoted of the Buddhist faith help the monks to carry out their religious practice by making offering all their 9 requisites and other useful items.


05-09 November
That Luang Festival and Trade Fair in Vientiane

This religious festival is held in and around That Luang Stupa, the National Symbol of Laos where hundreds of monks gather to accept alms and floral votive from the people> the festival includes a grand fireworks display at night. During the day, an international trade fairs, showcasing tourism in Laos and other countries from ASEAN and the greater Mekong Sub-region. During the same period a similar festival is also celebrated at Chine Tm Stoup in Luang Namtha Province


23-24 November
Hmong’s New Year in Oudomxay, Xiengkhouang, Luang Prabang and Vientiane Province
This year, Hmong’s New Year celebration feature colorful displays of traditional costumes made made from green, res and white silk and ornate silver jewelry. Music from traditional Hmong instruments such as the teun-flute, Hmong-style Khene pipe and leave blowing is enjoyed. Other festivities include Mak Khon (cotton-ball) throwing ceremony, ox fighting, spinning top races and crossbow demonstrations.


05-08 December
That Inhang Festival in Savannakhet Province
This festival will be held on the grounds of the splendid That Inhang Stupa which is located just outside the city of Savannakhet Province. And international trade fair will include exhibitions of tourism products from Laos, Tahiland and Vietnam. The fair will also include the performance of traditional Lao Music and dance as well as a sports competition featuring football, boxing, tennis and local traditions including a drumming competition.












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