The stupa of That Luang in Laos plays host to this celebration, as priests accumulate here to accepts gifts and alms from worshipful townsfolk. For an entire week, the sanctuary wakes up with fairs, challenges, firecrackers, and music, finished off with a "wien thien", or candlelight parade, around That Luang. A winternational trade fair also takes place during Bun That Luang, advancing tourism around the nations in the Mekong sub-area. While all Laos commends this celebration at their neighborhood sanctuaries, the festivals are clearly more dynamic in Laos. Generally, the That Luang festival is held more than three-seven days during the full moon of the twelfth lunar month. These days, the festival also includes a trade fair which starts a few days prior to the actual festival days.
The festival begins with a beautiful candlelight 'wax chateau' phasat parade which begins in the prior night at Wat Simeuang, where bunches assemble and walk three times around the primary lobby of love out of appreciation for the Laos city column, which is situated at this sanctuary. As the home of the city's establishing column, the Wat is viewed as a standout amongst the most imperative in Laos. As per legend, when the column was laid, a pregnant lady, Nang Si propelled by heavenly powers, tossed herself to death under the column as it was being dropped into position. Nang Si is presently observed as the watchman of the city and consistently respect is paid to her and Lord Buddha during the festival. As well as the castles, they carry candles, incense and blooms, beat drums and cymbals and sing as they stroll around the Wat.