Sunday, December 19, 2010

UNESCO Celebration

Luang Prabang has been under the auspices of UNESCO for the past 15 years and to celebrate this achievement a parade was held in the main street of town last Friday. It showcased the many celebrations and events that occur throughout a year in Laos.

The spirits of Lao New Year, the annual boat race, recognition of the costumes and music of the different ethnic groups, the majesty of elephants, the beauty of the floral arrangements always present at Buddhist ceremonies – all were represented in the parade on floats and groups of performers.