Apr
20
Mon
Rocket Festival – Boun Bang Fai
Apr 20 – Jun 3 all-day
Rocket Festival - Boun Bang Fai

Every year, this festival takes place at different date of the Christian Calendar; it starts at the 6th month of the Buddhist calendar, and happens in different time for each area of Laos for the 6 weeks next. Prepare yourself to have last minute information…

During this festival giant rockets, constructed from bamboo poles and stuffed with gunpowder, are launched into the sky to encourage the spirits to bring rain for the upcoming rice-growing season.

The event is very exciting and loud bangs can be heard as the rockets explode. Traditionally, each village parades the rockets to the temple and makes offerings before shooting them towards the sky.

This rain-making and fertility festival is a wild and happy ceremony with music, dances, provocative performances and street processions.

Apr
13
Tue
Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao
Apr 13 – Apr 16 all-day
Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao

This is the biggest celebration of the year throughout the country and is a fun event to take part in.

Lao New Year is celebrated for three days in mid-April. The festival is based on the importance of water in people’s daily lives, and you will certainly get wet during this time. During Pii Mai, people splash water on one another to cleanse them of misfortune and bring luck for the coming year.

In the Vat, Buddha images are cleansed with sacred water and many Lao people make special offerings at the temples during this time of the year. During Pii Mai Lao most businesses and government offices are closed.

Apr
20
Tue
Rocket Festival – Boun Bang Fai
Apr 20 – Jun 3 all-day
Rocket Festival - Boun Bang Fai

Every year, this festival takes place at different date of the Christian Calendar; it starts at the 6th month of the Buddhist calendar, and happens in different time for each area of Laos for the 6 weeks next. Prepare yourself to have last minute information…

During this festival giant rockets, constructed from bamboo poles and stuffed with gunpowder, are launched into the sky to encourage the spirits to bring rain for the upcoming rice-growing season.

The event is very exciting and loud bangs can be heard as the rockets explode. Traditionally, each village parades the rockets to the temple and makes offerings before shooting them towards the sky.

This rain-making and fertility festival is a wild and happy ceremony with music, dances, provocative performances and street processions.

Apr
13
Wed
Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao
Apr 13 – Apr 16 all-day
Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao

This is the biggest celebration of the year throughout the country and is a fun event to take part in.

Lao New Year is celebrated for three days in mid-April. The festival is based on the importance of water in people’s daily lives, and you will certainly get wet during this time. During Pii Mai, people splash water on one another to cleanse them of misfortune and bring luck for the coming year.

In the Vat, Buddha images are cleansed with sacred water and many Lao people make special offerings at the temples during this time of the year. During Pii Mai Lao most businesses and government offices are closed.

Apr
20
Wed
Rocket Festival – Boun Bang Fai
Apr 20 – Jun 3 all-day
Rocket Festival - Boun Bang Fai

Every year, this festival takes place at different date of the Christian Calendar; it starts at the 6th month of the Buddhist calendar, and happens in different time for each area of Laos for the 6 weeks next. Prepare yourself to have last minute information…

During this festival giant rockets, constructed from bamboo poles and stuffed with gunpowder, are launched into the sky to encourage the spirits to bring rain for the upcoming rice-growing season.

The event is very exciting and loud bangs can be heard as the rockets explode. Traditionally, each village parades the rockets to the temple and makes offerings before shooting them towards the sky.

This rain-making and fertility festival is a wild and happy ceremony with music, dances, provocative performances and street processions.

Apr
13
Thu
Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao
Apr 13 – Apr 16 all-day
Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao

This is the biggest celebration of the year throughout the country and is a fun event to take part in.

Lao New Year is celebrated for three days in mid-April. The festival is based on the importance of water in people’s daily lives, and you will certainly get wet during this time. During Pii Mai, people splash water on one another to cleanse them of misfortune and bring luck for the coming year.

In the Vat, Buddha images are cleansed with sacred water and many Lao people make special offerings at the temples during this time of the year. During Pii Mai Lao most businesses and government offices are closed.

Apr
20
Thu
Rocket Festival – Boun Bang Fai
Apr 20 – Jun 3 all-day
Rocket Festival - Boun Bang Fai

Every year, this festival takes place at different date of the Christian Calendar; it starts at the 6th month of the Buddhist calendar, and happens in different time for each area of Laos for the 6 weeks next. Prepare yourself to have last minute information…

During this festival giant rockets, constructed from bamboo poles and stuffed with gunpowder, are launched into the sky to encourage the spirits to bring rain for the upcoming rice-growing season.

The event is very exciting and loud bangs can be heard as the rockets explode. Traditionally, each village parades the rockets to the temple and makes offerings before shooting them towards the sky.

This rain-making and fertility festival is a wild and happy ceremony with music, dances, provocative performances and street processions.

Apr
13
Sat
Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao
Apr 13 – Apr 16 all-day
Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao

This is the biggest celebration of the year throughout the country and is a fun event to take part in.

Lao New Year is celebrated for three days in mid-April. The festival is based on the importance of water in people’s daily lives, and you will certainly get wet during this time. During Pii Mai, people splash water on one another to cleanse them of misfortune and bring luck for the coming year.

In the Vat, Buddha images are cleansed with sacred water and many Lao people make special offerings at the temples during this time of the year. During Pii Mai Lao most businesses and government offices are closed.

Apr
20
Sat
Rocket Festival – Boun Bang Fai
Apr 20 – Jun 3 all-day
Rocket Festival - Boun Bang Fai

Every year, this festival takes place at different date of the Christian Calendar; it starts at the 6th month of the Buddhist calendar, and happens in different time for each area of Laos for the 6 weeks next. Prepare yourself to have last minute information…

During this festival giant rockets, constructed from bamboo poles and stuffed with gunpowder, are launched into the sky to encourage the spirits to bring rain for the upcoming rice-growing season.

The event is very exciting and loud bangs can be heard as the rockets explode. Traditionally, each village parades the rockets to the temple and makes offerings before shooting them towards the sky.

This rain-making and fertility festival is a wild and happy ceremony with music, dances, provocative performances and street processions.

Apr
13
Sun
Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao
Apr 13 – Apr 16 all-day
Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao

This is the biggest celebration of the year throughout the country and is a fun event to take part in.

Lao New Year is celebrated for three days in mid-April. The festival is based on the importance of water in people’s daily lives, and you will certainly get wet during this time. During Pii Mai, people splash water on one another to cleanse them of misfortune and bring luck for the coming year.

In the Vat, Buddha images are cleansed with sacred water and many Lao people make special offerings at the temples during this time of the year. During Pii Mai Lao most businesses and government offices are closed.