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How is Khmu New Year Celebrated?
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Valerie Olla

How is Khmu New Year Celebrated?

In Laos, the different ethnic groups don’t all celebrate the new year at the same time. If Lao New Year is generally celebrated in April, the Khmu community celebrates the new year between December and January. We happily joined the celebrations in Ban Lak Pad a couple of weeks ago! Sum Mai Lur Pi Ham Me (Happy New Year in Khmu)!

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10 Things to Buy at Talad Phosy!
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Valerie Olla

10 Things to Buy at Talad Phosy!

Ock Pop Tok’s Living Crafts Centre is located opposite Talad Phosy, one of the biggest markets in Luang Prabang. However, navigating this maze of good deals can be a tad overwhelming… Don’t you worry, we’ve got your back! Follow our Retail Manager, Moonoy, while she shops her 10 favorite things in Talad Phosy!

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And there was light...
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Valerie Olla

And there was light…

The Festival of Lights, also known as “Boun Lai Heua Fai”, is a significant and colorful celebration in Laos. The importance of illuminations during this festival is multifaceted and deeply rooted in both religious and cultural significance. So much so that we thought it would be interesting to shed light on it…

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Let’s celebrate Boun Suang Heua, the Boat Racing Festival
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Valerie Olla

Let’s celebrate Boun Suang Heua,
the Boat Racing Festival

Boun Suang Heua or the Boat Racing Festival, usually happens between August and September in Luang Prabang. This year, we followed the Phanluang team in their preparations for what is one of the most important and popular festivals in Luang Prabang, attracting visitors from all over the country.

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Sabaidee Pi Mai Lao!
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Valerie Olla

Sabaidee Pi Mai Lao! Happy New Year!

Sabaidee Pi Mai Lao! Happy New Year! Lao New Year is celebrated annually in mid-April and is known as “Pi Mai” in Lao. In Luang Prabang, the celebration usually lasts for three days, starting on April 14th and ending on April 16th. This year, it was the first full-fledged celebration since borders had closed in March 2020. So you can bet the town went all out!

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Happy Hmong New Year!
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Valerie Olla

Let’s Celebrate Hmong New Year!

After Khmu New Year, it’s now time to celebrate Hmong New Year. As mentioned previously, in Laos the different ethnic groups don’t all celebrate the new year at the same time. If Lao New Year is celebrated in April, the Hmong community celebrates the new year between December and January. We joined the celebrations in Ban Vang Ngern last week! Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab (Happy New Year in Hmong)!

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Happy Khmu New Year!
News & Events
Valerie Olla

Happy Khmu New Year!

In Laos, the different ethnic groups don’t all celebrate the new year at the same time. If Lao New Year is generally celebrated in April, the Khmu community celebrates the new year between December and January. We happily joined the celebrations in Ban Lak Pad last week! Sum Mai Lur Pi Ham Me (Happy New Year in Khmu)!

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