The Laos New Year is celebrated every year from April 13th – 15th and we were lucky enough to be celebrating in the city of Luang Prabang, known as the best place to be in Laos at this time of the year. We soon discovered why Luang Prabang was so popular as the streets became crowded with people ready to celebrate, by partaking in the water-fight that takes over the country.
We joined 6 others that we had met a few weeks earlier on the slow boat ride and we hit the streets in force. All we can say is the following 3 days were so much fun and exactly how New Year celebrations should be. Children in the streets full of smiles, water flying everywhere and a real community/family spirit.
Below are photos from our 3 days of fun, an experience we wont be forgetting anytime soon!
3 Kids ready to get the next passer-by!
Duane attacking the innocent little kids.
Monks called Kim over and poured scented water full of petals over her – Happy New Year!
The unstoppable water fighting team! Awesome people = awesome fun!
Two very happy travellers!
Colourful Parade to celebrate the New Year
The monks were a big part of the parade and really got into the spirit of the New Year Celebrations which added to the amazing atmosphere.