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Xayaboury festival drumming up visitors to rural district

The recent drumming competition in rural Thongmixay district is one of Xayaboury province’s biggest festivities throughout the year and always lively, colourful and meaningful for participating residents and visitors.

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Visiting cultural sites is a great way for tourists to explore Lao traditions and find out about the country's arts from both the new and ancient eras.More >>>
- Hor Khaosalark festival: preserving tradition with basket offerings
Yesterday morning, people nationwide enjoyed visiting their village temples to present bamboo baskets of offerings to monks and novices on the day of Boun Hor Khaosalark or Hor Khaosalark festival. More >>>
- Falling in love with Lao culture
Vientiane Times interviews Maren Beck, an American woman living in the state of Oregon. Since first visiting the country in 2005, she has been fascinated by Laos' weaving tradition More >>>
- Hor Khaopadapdin , feeding spirits in the darkness
Monday marked the 15th day of the ninth month in the Lao lunar calendar on the waning moon which is believed to be the day spirits are released and the appropriate time to feed them. More >>>
- Holy Buddhist Lent marks a fine time to take a break from drinking alcohol
Many people around the country have made a plan to stop drinking alcohol during the Buddhist Lent period and they believe it will help them to be healthier, happier, and save money as well. More >>>
- Chinese paper art skills shared by visiting teacher
Well-known Chinese artist and teacher Ms Cao Xiaoqin is happy and proud to transfer techniques on Chinese paper cutting arts to Lao students.
She offered a four day workshop to teach lessons, knowledge and skills to students in the capital. More >>>
- Terracotta artist keeping Vat Phou heritage alive
Down a small road in the old section of Champassak town, Mr Soulivan Phounthareuansy, 57, sits in a small workshop underneath his house concentrating on the carving of a terracotta Naga.More >>>
- Lao media team highlights culture at regional workshop
The Lao youth team was strongly represented through its cultural performance of Lao traditional dance at the 2nd Asean Youth Workshop on Media Literacy held in Bangkok last week.More >>>
- Parsing lunar year’s promises, pitfalls as passion for astrological predictions proves persistent
Predictions and probabilities for the coming year are a staple of annual Lao New Year celebrations.More >>>
- Lao New Year is back with even more colourful fun
Lao New Year or as it's called in Lao, Pi Mai Lao , is back again this week with more wet fun, including world class DJs, but is still looking to preserve the charm of its traditions. More >>>
- Treasures of past kings survive in Laos
Years have passed since the era of kingdoms in Laos but the kings' artistry of handmade lacquerware bowls is being kept alive in one family's hands. More >>>
- 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. More >>>
- 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. 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 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 >>>

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