October

  • Naga Rocket
    Naga Rocket
    The fireballs coming out from the water's surface, can be seen once a year on the last night of the Lao Buddhist Lent. The Naga Rockets can be spotted where the Nam Ngum and the Mekong river meet in Thaprabath District, Bolikhamxay Province, as well as in Pak Ngum District, 60 km east of Vientiane.
  • Boun Khao Phansa
    Boun Khao Phansa
    It is the traditional three month "rains retreat" during which Buddhist monks are expected to stay in their own temple to study the Buddha’s teaching as well as meditating. 
  • Boun Ok Phansa and Boat Racing Festival
    Boun Ok Phansa and Boat Racing Festival
    The festival held after the end of the monks’ three-month fast and retreat during the rainy season (Boun Khao Pansa). At dawn on the first day,donations and offerings are made at temples around the city. In the evening, candlelight processions are held at temples and hundreds of colorful floats.
  • Boun Khathin
    Boun Khathin
    This festival begins immediately after the last day of Lent, and lasts until the next full moon. During the one month period, devotes of the Buddhist faith help the monks to carry out their religious practice by making offerings of all their 9 requisites and other useful items.