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Programme for Lao New Year celebration (PI MAI LAO)

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Friday, 10 April 2015

8:30                     Opening market and fun fair at That Luang field (old stadium)

9:00                     Traditional sport competitions

19:30                   Traditional dance and Lao music performance

Saturday, 11 April 2015

8:30                    Traditional sport competitions

19:30                  Miss Lao New Year contest (Nang Sang Khan)

Sunday-Monday, 12-13 April 2015

7:00-12:00          sermon the elephant (Xang Hieng Keuy) at Vat Mai Temple and XeingThong temple.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

6:00-12:00          Local market fair (LoLat) on main street between That Luang field (old stadium) and SETTHATHILATH Rd

13:00-17:00        gathering at HADSAY MOUNGKHOUN beach for making sand Stupa(TOPPHATHATSAY) (Xiengman Village, Chomphet District)

 Wednesday, 15 April 2015

8:00-12:00        Tai Lue ethnic group textile exhibition at Phanom Village.

13:00-17:00       Monks procession (Hae Vor) included Miss Lao new Year, ethnic group, POUYER-YAYER(ancestor spirit), , traditional costume procession and etc..(from That Noy temple to Xiengthong Temple) 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

5:30 am              Alms giving ceremony “Sai bat” at national museum and step up to Phousi Mountain for pay respect

13:30-17:00        Monks procession (Hae Vor) from XiengThong temple back to That Noy Temple

-In the morning or evening the Baci ceremony is organize in family homes for blessing and welcoming good life.

19:00 – 22:00      Ramayana Dance performance at the national museum.


Friday, 17 April 2015

7:00                    “Pra Bang” Procession from Prabang palace to Mai Temple for  watering ceremony.

13:00                  Pak Ou Cave Tour (Tam Thing)

19:00 – 23:00      Ramayana Dance performance at Mai temple.

World Heritage Capacity Building for Luang Prabang World Heritage Sites

Seminar1During 25- 27 June 2014, World Heritage office Luang Prabang was hosted for seminar of World Heritage Capacity Building for Luang Prabang World Heritage Sites, By Presence of Mr. Bounnhang PHONGPHICHIT Director of World Heritage office Luang Prabang, Mrs. Montira Horayangura UNAKUL Representative of Asia-Pacific Cultural Unit as presenter, Mr. Thonglith LUANGKOD Director of Archeology Unit,Department of National heritage, Ministry of Information-Culture and Tourism and relevant officials.

Luangprabang is the pride of Lao PDR

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Conference of Local Committee For World Heritage


On 24 April 2014 at 8:30 World Heritage office Luang Prabang was organized  Meeting of Local Committee for World heritage Luangprabang, under the President of Mr. Saysamone KHOMTHAVONG Vice Governor also President of  the Local Committee for World heritage Luangprabang , and presence of Mr. Vongsavan THEPPHACHAN (Mayor of LuangPrabang District), Mr. Onchan SOUVANNALITH (Director of department of Information Culture & Tourism) and  relevant officials.

Luang Prabang world heritage Site Preservation Awareness Campaign on the 19th and 20th February 2014


          The Department of World Heritage will organize Luang Prabang world heritage Site Preservation Awareness Campaign on the 19th and 20th February 2014.

Visitors will be able to experience technologies used for heritage management, ( Database, Mobile Learning….etc )

Also there are attractive prizes to be won for visitors who join our fun game. Please to come together with your friends and family.  



Celebration of 18th Anniversary LuangPrabang World Heritage

18-anniversary18-anniversary218-anniversary1Theseminar on 18 year of Preservation LuangPrabang World heritage was held on 9 December at Provincial Meeting hall.Under the presidency of Vice governor of LuangPrabang Mr. Saysamone KHOMTHAVANG also President of Local committee for Preservation World Heritage LuangPrabang and in the presence of  relevant sectors around LuangPrabang .

U.S Ambassadors Fund Grant Signing

us ambassadorus ambassador 1us ambassador 2    Thegrant contract for the project was signed on 8 DECEMBER 2013 at National Museum LuangPrabang between  U.S Ambassador      to the Lao PDR Mr. Daniel A Clune, Mr Bounnhang PHONGPHICHIT Director of World Heritage Office LuangPrabang and Mr.Somphone Head of National Museum LuangPrabang in the presence of Vice Governor Mr.Saysamone KHOMTHAVONG, Mr. Onchan SOUVANALITH Director of Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and relevant officials from both sides.  U.S Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supported follow activities:

Boat Lighting Festival

DSC 0305Enter Buddhist Lent Day is a period of three lunar months during the rainy season when monks are required to remain in one particular place or wat (temple). Monks and novices have to swear themselves to live in the same place. They can’t stay in the other places over night. This period monks are strictly in practicing meditation. Every full moon day, monks have to gather in one temple to recite “Phadhimoka” or 227 rules of monk. Khao Phansa Day is on the first day after the full moon of the eighth lunar month and marks the beginning of the three-month rainy season. The tradition of Buddhist Lent or the annual three-month rains retreat known in Lao as "Phansa". Khao Phansa means to remain in one place during the rainy season.

Boat Racing

racing-pirogues-5Boat racing (Boun Souang Heua) is a local festival that takes place every year all around the country during 6 weeks, from end of August and beginning of October (depending on the lunar calendar). Most Laos traditional boat racing festivals take place before the end of Buddhist lent. Dates vary from year to year, but most festivals are held on weekends.

The first one happens in Luang Prabang (at the Nam Khan River), at the exact half-time of the buddhist lent and finish the last day of the buddhist lent. They are the 2 more important of the year.

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