Boun Pi Mai, Celebrate the New Year in April!

Pimai Lao or Boun Pi Mai is the Lao New Year, which is celebrated in April. This year the grand celebration begins April 14th and ends on April 16th. This is the biggest celebration in Laos, especially in Luang Prabang, where most businesses close for the week. Buddhas from temples are cleaned with scented water followed by people throwing water on one another in the streets to symbolize cleansing and purification. Other events include boat races and a grand parade where tourists see traditional Lao costumes, music and dance as well as the procession of the sacred Prabang Buddha. Find out moreĀ here.

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