Does anyone know the date of the Vientiane boat race that is normal held in October?
Apparently there are two boat racing festivals, but only one in October.
Boat Racing Festival
Date: 19 September 2013
Venue: Khammouane Province
This is held on the Sebangfai River. At the same occasion a trade fair of agricultural products, local handicrafts, Traditional Lao music and dance performance are organized. In this festival, citizens donate offerings to dead ancestors to gain merit.
Boun Ok Phansa and Boat Racing Festival
Date: 19 October 2013
Venue: Vientiane Capital
On the first day at dawn, donation and offerings are made at temples around the city. In the evening, candlelight processions are held around the temples and hundred of colorful floats decorated with flower, incense and candle are set adrift down the Mekong river in thanksgiving to the river spirit. The next day, a popular and exciting boat racing competition is held on the Mekong river....Read more
Could be fun.
There is another boat race that is always fun and smaller than the main Vientiane just 7km from town at Chinaimo - this is usually the week before the main Vientiane race.
Kaolieo village has a boat race too, whole village is set up to party and tons of people show up a week or two before VTE
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