April 13-15, Buddhist rituals, ethnic costume floats parade, water splashing "carnival", food long street feast, folklore catching, etc., a variety of activities; together "splash" wet body splashing carnival, feel the local people's hospitality and friendship, into the The sea of joy together!
The electric water splashing carnival held every day on Khmer Island brings together Lao and Thai stars, famous electric DJs, sexy models, singing and dancing performances, etc. The rhythm of passion release, music rhythm of spring is not yet gone, the summer is getting hot! Follow the direction of the "south" needle, the bright sunshine and flowers blooming road, running to the "Land of Vientiane" Laos.
Experience an exotic, joyful, and passionate festival that coincides with the Laotian New Year Water Festival (April 13-15 or 14-16 of the calendar year)!
Like many Buddhist countries in Southeast Asia, most of the folk festivals in Laos are closely related to religious beliefs, and the Water Festival, also known as Songkran, is the most important festival of the year in Laos. The festival is also known as Songkran, and is the most important festival of the year in Laos. During the festival, locals celebrate by throwing water on each other to bless each other, praying at temples and washing Buddha statues with water.
The traditional rituals of Songkran in Southeast Asian countries include bathing Buddha, worshipping Buddha, splashing water, piling up sand and releasing life. The most grand event is the Buddha bathing ceremony, which starts on the first day of the festival, when people dress up early in the morning and prepare flowers such as Abura, Champa, marigold, turmeric, hornet orange, perfume, etc. and put them into a bowl with water to make "holy water" for Buddha bathing, and then go to the temple to bathe the Buddha statue, which includes It also includes the chanting of sutras and blessings.
The bolting ceremony is also essential and is a blessing ceremony unique to Laos, usually held on important days such as important celebrations, welcoming VIPs, and travel of relatives, implying deep friendship, sincere feelings and good wishes.
After the devotional bathing of the Buddha, the real water splashing session begins. The most traditional water throwing ritual in Laos is to use water soaked in flowers or natural spices and sprinkle it lightly on people's heads and shoulders to wish each other peace and happiness in the new year.
With the development of the times, the Lao Water Festival has also added a "carnival" atmosphere, allowing people and tourists to have a good time, releasing joy and passion, and establishing a connection of goodwill and happiness on this special day!
If you have already enjoyed Vientiane and Luang Prabang, or want to have a unique trip while having fun and hustle, don't miss the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in Bokeo Province, northwest Laos, where the Golden Water Festival is also full of joy and excitement. The joy of splashing water at the same time will surely bring you a different experience of the Water Festival!