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Boun Bang Fai (Rocket Festival), Lao PDR

May 15, 2023

Held prior to the start of planting season as a call for rain and a celebration of fertility, Boun Bang Fai occasions a variety of fun activities beyond just firing rockets. You’ll see men in traditional Lao women’s clothes and makeup; elephant and horse pantomime puppets; and a cacophony of loud music, food stalls, and vendors selling firecrackers. After a day of dancing and entertainments, people gather in the field on the town’s outskirts to launch self-made firework rockets. Prizes are awarded for best decorated and highest soaring rockets. (Tourism Laos)


May 15, 2023