Participants join a traditional Lao Lamvong dance

The celebrations were hosted by the Dak Lak provincial Union of Friendship Associations, the Vietnam - Laos Friendship Association’s chapter in Dak Lak and the Buon Don district authorities.

During the two-day event, people splashed water on one another, an act of praying for a New Year full of favourable weather conditions, prosperity and good luck.

The Lao people also took part in a Buddha bathing ceremony, tying thread on their wrists, and the Lamvong dance to share their joy and happiness.

Over the past few years, the New Year celebrations for Lao people have been held annually by the Dak Lak provincial authorities to help the Lao residents in the province to practice their traditional culture, while promoting solidarity between the peoples of the two countries.

People splashing water on one another, an act of praying for a New Year
full of favourable weather condition, prosperity and good luck.

Monks tying thread on participants’ wrists

Monks releasing lanterns into water

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