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Events and Festivals in Saravanh, Laos

For the Lao New Year, there are festivals in all over Laos.  The festival aims at fare welling an old year and welcoming a new year.  In Salavanh province, the biggest festivals are held in the Salavanh district. One of festival activities celebrating Some families organize "baci" ceremonies; big arches made by rice Plants in order to show their respects to the earth and sky as well as to the land spirits who facilitate rice production.  They splash or pour fragrant water with flowers to people passed by to wash bad things from their bodies.

Also at temples, Buddha statues are brought outside from the temples and people come to pour water on the statues.  It is said that if people  pour  water in 9 temples, people can get good luck for the year, especially, at Tadlo, tousands people from three south turn province come to celebrate the new year together, they were  decorate and  building small shop with lamvong lao.

   
 
Boun Suang Heua (Boat Racing Festival) - Kongsedone district

This festival is annually organized to express people's appreciation to the Sedone river for supporting their life.   The ceremonies are taken place at the Sedone bank and each temple.  Watkang temple is the main temple which organizes boat racing.

On the first day in the early morning Buddhists gather at each temple and give alms to monks and in return monks bless people.  Then, in the morning, people organize traditional  dances like “Lamvong Salavanh ” On the same day in  the  evening  people gather gain  to  temples and  parade around  The
Temple three times following monks with candles.  After the parade, some groups prepare "Lay Huapi", long boats made by bamboo and banana trees, and put them on the river.    In the boats, people put cakes, foods, flowers, and many colored candles for decoration.

Also some people prepare "Kathong", smaller boats made by banana trees, and put candles on them.  On the first day at around 11 o'clock, a boat racing ceremony starts at the river bank.  First, invite boats from other districts of Salavanh race each other.  Only winners can race on the next day.
   
 
 


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