Events & Festivals in Laos
Laos has many festivals, or Boun scattered throughout the year to commemorate various aspects of traditional Lao lifestyle and culture. Most festivals are connected with religion and follow the rice farming seasonal cycle. The timing each festivals is calculated according to the Buddhist lunar calendar which changes every year. Please check the latest information before attending these events.
Boun Khoun Khao or Khoun Lan, Rice Ceremony
This is a harvest festival – a baci ceremony is performed in order to give thanks to the land.
This ceremony last three days and three nights, and celebrates Buddha’s previous incarnation before he was Prince Siddhartha.
During Boun Phavet, people receive a piece of paper upon which their future is written.