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The main Activities of Lao New Year 2015
 Vientiane Capital
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Programme for Pi Mai Lao in 2015 (Lao New Year Celebrations)

1. Miss Vientiane contest 2015 (Miss Vientiane New Year).
2. 1st International Sand Art festival 2015.
3. Beach sports competition.
4. A parade of sacred Buddha images.
5. Traditional Sand Stupa Building.

Friday, 10 April 2015
8:30 Opening Market & fun fair at That Luang Ground (Old stadium)
9:00 Local traditional sport math
19:30 Traditional dance show and popular Lao song performance (local artist) at ThatLuang Ground (old stadium)

Saturday, 11-12 April 2015
8:30 Local traditional sport match of LuangPrabang.
19:30 Beauty contest for NangSangkhan (Miss Lao New Year 2015)
At That Luang Ground (Old stadium), variety of food and drink and available.

Sunday-Monday, 12-13 April 2015
7:00-12:00 celebration of elephant at Wat Mai Temple and in front of
Wat Xienthong.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015
6:00-12:00 Market fair "Lolat" on the main street between the old stadium and Tat Mor crossroad.
13:00-17:00 Gathering on the beach to make sand stupa "Toppathasay" at Hatsay Moungkhoun (Mekong River beach, Xiengman Village, Chomphet District).

Wednesday, 15 April 2015
8:00-12:00 Tai Lue ethnic group textile exhibition at Ban Phanom, followed by Baci ceremony.
13:00-17:00 Procession of Miss Lao New Year (Nang Sang khan), monks, Ramayana,
Pouyer-Yayer, Baci ceremony procession, Hmong and Khmu ethnic groups‟ traditional dress and Lao traditional costumes parade from WatThat noy to Wat Xiengthong.

Thursday, 16 April 2015
5:30 am Alms giving ceremony “Sai Bat” at National Museum and climbing Phousy Mountain to pay respect.
13:30-17:00 Procession of Miss Lao New Year (NangSangkhan) from Wat Xiengthong back to WatThatnoy. In the morning or evening the Baci ceremony is held in family homes
For blessing and welcoming good life.
19:00-22:00 Ramayana dance show at the national museum.

Friday, 17 April 2015
7:00 Bringing Buddha image “Phra Bang”out of HorPrabang to Wat Mai for watering ceremony.
13:00 People visiting Pak Ou Cave (Tam Ting)
19:30 Ramayana dance show at the Wat Mai.

Saturday-Sunday, 18-19 April 2015
8:00-23:00 Watering ceremony to bless the “Prabang” Buddha image at Wat Mai.
19:00-23:00 Ramayana dance show at the Wat Mai.

Monday, 20 April 2015:
8:00 Bringing Buddha image "Phra Bang" back to the National Museum, (Hor Prabang)
„The end Lao New year of Luang Prabang, Thank you‟

Remark: Please protect your valuables in a water proof bag!

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Detail of activities as below :

I.  Miss Vientiane contest 2015 activities
- Thursday, 09 April 2015:
• 20:00-22:30 pm Traditional Art Performance Contest of 9 District in Vientiane Capital at Lao-ITECC.
- Friday, 10 April 2015:
• 20:00-22:30 pm Final Round of  Miss Vientiane contest 2015 at Lao-ITECC and live on MV LAO channel.

II.  1st International Sand Art Festival 2015
- Wednesday-Sunday, 01 April 2015 -12 April 2015:
• Preparing and build sand art monuments at Donechan Beach
( Watchan Village, Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital ).
- Monday, 13 April 2015:
• 17:00-18:00 pm Opening ceremony of the 1st International Sand Art festival after that it open for media and tourists to visit every day. Visiting time 08:00 to 20:00 until 19 April 2015.

III.  Beach sports competition
- Saturday- Thursday, 11 April 2015 to 16/04/2015:
• 8:00 am - 17:00 pm Beach sports competition consist of 3 kind of sports such as Soccer, Beach Volleyball, sepaktakraw ( Male and Female team ) at Donechan Beach (  Huamuang Village, Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital ).

IV.  A parade of sacred Buddha images
- Tuesday 14 April 2015:
• 13:40 pm starting Parade at Wat Inpeng temple.
• 14:20 pm to 16:00 pm Along the Setthathirath road to the crossroads at Mahosot Hospital before returning onto FA Ngum road and Back to Wat Inpeng temple.

V.  Traditional sand Stupa Building
- Wednesday, 16 April 2015:
• 14:00 pm to 18:00 pm Traditional sand Stupa Building at Donechan Beach ( Watchan Village and Huamuang Village, Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital ).
• 07:00 am The Alms giving ceremony at Wat ongteu temple.

Remark: Please protect your valuables in a water proof bag!

Tourism Marketing Depaartment,
Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane 
Tel: +85621-212-248





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