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Main Festivals of Bolikhamxay Province, Laos

Watermelon Festival
'Thabor' village, 'Bolikhan' District. This festival is held to support local farmers who bring their watermelons to the fair and sell directly to consumers,
Date: On International New Year day

'Phabath' Stupa Festival
'Thaphabath' District. This is the most significant event of Bolikhamxay to celebrate the old stupa and give respect to Buddha footprint.
In the festival, there are Buddhist ceremony and fair
Date: 15th day of 2nd month of lunar calendar (~In the middle of January)

'Wat Dan' Festival
The yearly Buddhist ceremony of 'DanSoung' Temple, simply called 'Wat Dan' the significant temple in Pakxan District.
Date: 15th day of 3rd month of lunar calendar (~In the middle of February)

'Boun BangFai' (Rocket Festival)
The festival to beg for rain from 'PhaYaThaen' the Prime God and to celebrate the beginning of rice farming
There are many 'BounBangFai' events in many part of Bolikhamxay, but the biggest one is in 'Kuai' village, Pakxan District.
Date: In May

'Boun XuangHeua' (Boat Racing Festival)
The tournaments are held to give the respet to the God of River and celebrate the Harvest; the biggest 'Boun XuangHeua' of Bolikhamxay is in Pakxan District, where NamXan River meets Mekong River
Date: 15th day of 11th month of lunar calendar (~In the middle of October)

'Hmong' New Year Festival
The New Year of 'Hmong' Tribe, there are many exciting traditional activities
'PhaMuang' Village, Bolikhan District;
'KorHai' - 'NaPae' Village, Khamkeut District;
'ThongNaMy' Village, Pakkading District.
Date: ~In the middle of December


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