Boun Khoun Khao

In January during three days, after harvesting rice, this festival makes thanks to the spirit of the earth to get next harvest abundant. The BounPha Wat is the central location of this feast where the history of Prince Vestsantara (before last living Buddha) is recited.

Boun Makha Bousa

In February, during the full moon, this festival commemorates the discourse delivered by the Buddha to 1 250 enlightened monks.

Boun Pimai Lao

This is the Lao New Year, which takes place in mid-April for three days celebrated by the general watering between participants.

Boun Visakha Bousa

In May, in the district of Muang Nan, at three hours of road from Luamg Prabang, this festival takes place on the fifteenth day of the sixth lunar month and celebrates the birth, death and tatsahou (illumination) of Buddha.

Boun Bang Fai

This festival is just coming before the rainy season and gives rise to numerous firing of rockets homemade manufacturing to encourage the gods to bring rain necessary for rice.

Boun Khao Phansa

In July, held on the full moon, this festival marks the beginning of Buddhist Lent, the three month period of monastic seclusion and meditation during the rainy season in the Wat (temple).

Boun Khao Padab Dinh

This festival takes place in August in the middle of the rainy season. It honors the Nagas (water spirits), for they bring the chance of a good harvest.

Boun Khao Salak

In September, at the full moon, this festival gives rise to the distribution of offerings to wat (temple) to a monk elected by a lottery system. The ritual brings recognition of the merits and the chance to donors.

Boun Ock Phansa & Boun Lai Heua Fai

Boun Ock Phansa
At full moon in September, at the end of the rainy season, this ceremony marks the end of Buddhist Lent by racing boat festival.

Boun Lai Heua Fai
It's the festival of lights in October which gives thanks to the spirits of the water, the nagas, for they bring happiness and prosperity. Each district of the city built huge models of decorated and illuminated boats. A lively parade is organized in town before launching with many offerings in floral wreaths illuminated with candles.

Luang prabang film festival

Luang Prabang Film Festival
In December, during one week, the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) brings together the boldest storytellers and the most talked about films in Southeast Asia. Our curators handpick these films from ten countries, spotlighting them each year in the World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang.

Kin Chiang & Boun Pot Py

Kin Chiang (Hmong Festival) & Boun Pot Py or BounKreu (Khmu New Year)
Diverses minorités ethniques de la province, notamment les Hmongs et les Khmu, célèbrent la récolte du riz et leur nouveau nouvel an lunaire avec une semaine de fêtes à la fin décembre avec des danses et chants traditionnels en buvant de grandes jarres d’alcool de riz.