Celebrations and Festivals
Festivals in Laos run in conjunction with the lunar calendar and thus may not always happen on the same monthly dates year by year
Boat Racing Festival
Boat Racing festivals are schedules from August until October. The events feature cultural performances and other entertainment activities along with shopping for local handmade products.
When and where: Boat racing in Kaengmor village, Sangthong district is set for August 27-28; Pakngum village, Pakngum district September 2-3; Tanpiew village of Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province September 10-11 and Nam Niep village, Pakxan district, Borikhamxay province are organizing their boat racing festival from September 16-17
Presentation of the week :
Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, situated in the Mekong river. Vientiane became the capital in 1563 due to fears of a Burmese invasion.
During French rule, Vientiane was the administrative capital and due to economic growth in recent times, it has become the economic centre of Laos.
The estimated population of the city is 754,000 (2009)