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Luang Prabang Local Events

When planning your Luang Prabang holiday, it is important to note that Luang Prabang offers several local events and festivals that you should be aware of before travelling. Make sure, if on your Luang Prabang holiday during one of these events or festivals, that you book your Luang Pranbang hotel and Luang Prabang tours in advance.

Place: Luang Prabang (14 Apr 2014 - 16 Apr 2014)

Lao New Year is the biggest and most famous of the festivals in Laos. Luang Prabang gets very busy over this time and hotels are often fully booked, weeks if not months, before this time. Book early to ensure rooms are available.

Place: Luang Prabang (01 May 2014 - 31 May 2014)

A ceremony for calling for the rains is performed in the temple during the morning. In the afternoon, people gather in fields on the outskirts of towns and villages to launch their rockets with much revelry.

(31 Aug 2014)

On the Khao Padabdin ceremony day, people visit the local temples to make offerings to their dead ancestors as well as to share in merit-making. This festival includes boat racing on the Nam Khan river and a trade fair in Luang Prabang town.

Place: Luang Prabang (18 Dec 2014 - 07 Jan 2015)

Luang Prabang is a very popular place for people to spend Christmas and New Year. Hotels and Guesthouses are often booked months in advance. Please book early to avoid disappointment.