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Holy water sprinkling a respected Buddhist tradition

The holy water sprinkling ceremony that took place at That Luang on Sunday to honour the country's most senior and revered monk carries great meaning for all monks and Lao people.

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- Xayaboury memorial honours unknown soldiers
A new memorial honouring the men and women who devoted their energies and in some cases sacrificed their lives in the defence of their country has been built in Mai village, Thongmixay district, Xayaboury province. More >>>
- Xayaboury memorial honours unknown soldiers
A new memorial honouring the men and women who devoted their energies and in some cases sacrificed their lives in the defence of their country has been built in Mai village, Thongmixay district, Xayaboury province. More >>>
- Xayaboury's Great Rice Stack Festival promotes local culture and heritage
Compared to the annual Elephant Festival in Xayaboury, Phieng district's Great Rice Stack Festival is not quite so well-known to tourists but it offers a chance to witness the beautiful local traditions and customs that have been cele brated for decades. More >>>
- Xayaboury's Great Rice Stack Festival promotes local culture and heritage
Compared to the annual Elephant Festival in Xayaboury, Phieng district's Great Rice Stack Festival is not quite so well-known to tourists but it offers a chance to witness the beautiful local traditions and customs that have been cele brated for decades. More >>>
- Traditional celebration marks commemoration of revered king
Rituals, donations, performances, almsgiving and other activities were held last week to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Chao Fa Ngum statue in Vientiane, attended by hundreds of people. More >>>
- Vietnamese dishes add new dimension to Savannakhet cuisine
Savannakhet province is well known for its special dishes, inclu ding dried beef and sausage, as well as liver beef sausage and other tasty items. These are the things that people always buy to take home as gifts when visiting the province. More >>>
- Australian enjoys Christmas with Lao friends
"Despite living far away from home, I enjoyed my Christmas celebrations with my Lao friends in Vientiane and felt like I was at home with my family and friends in Australia,” said Mr Phillip Cresswell, an Australian who has lived in Laos for almost two years. More >>>
- Selling traditional products makes for a better life
The family of Ms Somechan Mitthiyaphone of Vatnong village in Luang Prabang province now enjoys a better life after producing and selling handicrafts and textiles for several years. More >>>
- Luang Prabang Film Festival turns seven
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) concluded it's seventh annual event last week in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang. More >>>
- Beautiful Hmong culture celebrated in Xieng Khuang
The traditional Hmong New Year Festival which is held annually in northern Xieng Khuang province saw the area welcome more than double the number of visitors which is normal throughout the year. More >>>
- Indians create home away from home with Diwali
Despite living far away from home, the Indian community inVientiane recently enjoyed the celebration of Diwali, otherwise known as the Festival of Lights. More >>>
- Film Week sparks student interest in Lao movie industry
A special event titled ‘Education Sector Film Week', held at the National University of Laos last month, aimed to develop the film industry in Laos, especially among educational institutions. More >>>
- New discoveries on the history of That Luang
As Vientiane gets ready to celebrate the “450th Anniversary” of the That Luang (really the construction of a Lao tower on the monument and its reconsecration by Lao King Xaysetthathirath), there is now a new discovery about its history that dates its construction to the time of King Chandra Gupta II in India, of the Gupta Empire, from the north of India, about the year 400.
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- That Luang celebrations highlight ancient culture and traditions
The That Luang Fes tival is special this year as it marks the 450th anniversary of the sacred stupa's establishment as well as commemorating the success of the fourth restoration project. More >>>
- Celebrations honour and show gratitude to Chao Anouvong
Celebrations to mark the sixth anniversary of the installation of Chao Anouvong's statue in Vientiane will take place today and tomorrow and everyone is looking forward to taking part in this important event. More >>>
- Chinese festival a time of thanksgiving
It is Lao custom to have a temple in every village, where locals go to worship Buddha on full moon and waxing moon days as well as during festivals that are held throughout the year. More >>>


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