In short

The most important Buddhist festival in Vientiane is Boun That Luang. The Golden Stupa or Pha That Luang is the national symbol and most important religious monument of Laos. The That Luang festival is held for three to seven days on the full moon of the twelfth lunar month (November, but sometimes in October).

Boun That Luang

Boun That Luang, the Golden Stupa festival

The festival begins with a phasat (candle wax) procession that begins in the evening at Wat Simeuang, where groups gather and walk around the main temple three times in homage to the Vientiane City Pillar, located at this temple. .

As the seat of the city's founding pillar, the Wat is considered one of the most important in Vientiane. According to legend, when the pillar was placed, a pregnant woman, Nang Si inspired by supernatural forces, threw herself to her death under the pillar as it was being placed.

Nang Si est maintenant considérée comme la gardienne de la ville et chaque année on lui rend hommage et se lève avec Bouddha durant le festival. En plus des châteaux, ils portent des bougies, de l’encens et des fleurs, battent des tambours et des cymbales et chantent en marchant autour du wat.

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Boun That Luang