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Awk Phansa Festival

13 Oct 2019
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13 Oct 2019
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About Awk Phansa Festival

Three months after Khao Phansa, on the fifteenth day of the eleventh month of the lunar logbook. It is multi day of numerous festivals, most remarkably the pontoon race celebration held in Vientiane. On the full moon day at sunrise, gifts and contributions are made at sanctuaries around the nation; at night, candlelight parades are held around the sanctuaries and it is the festival of lai heua fai or Loi ka thong, when everybody sends little lit 'vessels' made of banana stems or banana leaves brightened with candles and blossoms down the rivers. These are said to pay regard to the Buddha and to thank the mother of waterways for giving water to our lives. Some trust that the lai heua fai parade is a demonstration to pay regard to Nagas that lives in Awk Phansa Festival happens on the most recent day of the Buddhist loaned.

It happens in October, the streams, while others send the lit water crafts down the waterway to request favoring and to drift misfortune of the previous year away empowering the good fortunes to stream in. Most towns with a waterway bank close-by will take part in this stunning function. In greater towns there are additionally parades of lit water crafts, and the function is more prominent particularly among youthful sentimental couples. Villagers who live a long way from streams set up show pontoons  enlivened with blossoms and candlelight, while others basically illuminate a few candles before their homes and do their little supplication longing for good fortunes. This bright ceremonies have been carried on by Lao individuals for a huge number of years.

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