DirectRooms.com reveals that the ancient old Laos capital Luang Prabang will celebrate the nationwide harvest festival of Bun Khun Khao in the middle of January 2011
Online PR News – 23-December-2010 – – The harvest festival is a time when villagers thank the spirits of the rain, sun and land for an abundant harvest and make offerings to the spirits in the hope that the next harvest will be as plentiful. The festival is especially important in a society that is so reliant on agriculture.
Luang Prabang is a charming city which is steeped in the traditions of Lao culture. The streets are lined with traditional wooden Lao-style houses and the city boasts tens of temples with golden roofs and beautifully decorated pagodas. Set on the Mekong, the city is the perfect place to learn about time-honored Buddhist customs.
During the festival people dress in traditional Lao clothing and dance to traditional Lao music in the streets where food is offered and the people celebrate a healthy and prosperous year to follow. The Lao communities feast together and make a visit to the temple where they give alms to the monks and offer rice from the harvest.
People staying in hotels in Luang Prabang during the celebrations will be able to visit the temples in the city and take part in the beautiful celebrations.
Lek Boonlert, marketing head at DirectRooms.com commented: “The Bun Khun Khao festival is an important time for the Laos community and an opportunity for them to give thanks and honour Buddhist traditions. Anyone wishing to visit the city should book online to guarantee the best deal.”