Festival (Boun)

Most Festivals for Wat Buddhathammaram have a strong connection to Buddhist ceremonies. The word for festival in Lao is Boun (Boon). Every year Laos festivals dates change according to the lunar calendar and some festivals are celebrated at different times at different town and cities.

Boun Makhabuuxaa

Help on the night of the full moon, this festival commemorates a speech given by the buddha to 1,250 enlightened monks who came to hear him without prior summons. In the talk, the Buddha laid down the first monastic regulation and predicted his own death.

Boun Phravait

Falling on different dates throughout the month so that people can exchange invitations with friends and families in different places to join in their celebrations this festival is a commemoration of the Jataka, the life story of Lord Buddha as Prince Vestsantara.

Boun Pimai Lao (Lao New Year)

Boun Haw Khaopadapdinh

This is a somber festival in which the living pay respect to the dead. Many cremations take place bones being exhumed for the purpose during this time, and gifts are presented to the Sangha so that monks will chant on behalf of the deceased.

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