Statue of Reclining Buddha in the Park near Vientiane

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Pa That Luang Festival in Vientiane

November 13, 2012 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: ,

Pa That Luang Festival is in Vientiane on 28 November. Worshipers from all over Laos will pay homage to the Great Stupa, the holiest in Laos, during the full moon.

That-Luang Laos

Monks and laypeople from all over Laos congregate to celebrate the occasion with three days of religious ceremony followed by a week of festivities, day and night. The procession of laypeople begins at Wat Si Muang in the city center and proceeds to Pha That Luang to make offerings to the monks in order to accumulate merit for rebirth into a better life. The religious part concludes as laypeople, carrying incense and candles as offerings, circumambulate Pha That Luang three times in honor of Buddha. Folk and popular music troupes and drama performances provide entertainment at the festival.

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