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Events and Festivals Vientiane Province

Boat Racing Festival
Before Boun Khaophansa (Buddhist Lent Festival) opening the season of Boat Racing Festival, the people who  live in Nam Ngum riverside held Boat racing festival, it is a traditional and customs. The festival is an exciting, colorful and noisy because other villages have sent the boat to compete to each other. There are 2 types of boat like: Customs Boat and Formula boat and 2 kinds of team like: Men and Women team. Other Villages are showing the rowboat, competing, and also practicing before attending the nation boat racing competition at Tha VatChanh Temple riverside in Vientiane capital they held in the Boun Ocphanhsa (End of Buddhist Lent Festival) in every year. After finished competition in Vientiane capital they will held the festival again for closing the season.


Rocket Festival
The rocket festival in Vientiane province is an exciting, noisy and colorful festival. It is an event that is meaning and important in religion of people in Vientiane Province and in the Country. It held at the end of April to mid-May of the hot season. The purpose of the festival to ask for rain from the sky gods the rain will help the rice and other crops to grow. Villagers send rockets up to the sky gods so they will send rain.


Boun Kinjieng (Hmong Ethnic’s New Year festival)
Boun Kin Jieng or Hmong ethnic‘s new year festival held around at the end of December to mid-January in every year, The period is about 1 month. There are many activities of this festival like: Singing, Bull hitting; Dancing, Trade exhibition; Food arranging (Hmong people are usually killing pigs to cook the food) and one important activity that cannot be lacked is Markhon Throwing (Markhon is a same Tennis Ball) the Purpose of this activity is showing love to each other. Young oys and Young girls wear the unique clothes of Hmong Ethnic that is a highlight of the festival.


Vangvieng District is the one of tourist’s attraction place of the Province. There is variety of the activities such as: Trekking, Bicycling, Tubing, Kayaking from Nam Song River to see the scenery, Pha Tang cliff and looking for the local lifestyle. Both of riversides are trick and green forest; it’s suitable for relaxing, camping, picnic and... Nowadays Vangvieng is become the destination of domestic and international tourists.




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