End of Buddhist Lent at Wattay

End of Buddhist Lent at Wattay

Boun Ork Phansa or End of Buddhist Lent celebration at Wattay Yai Temple in Vientiane, Laos. In the morning, my two aunts and my three cousins went to the temple to make Alms Offering to the Buddhist Monks. It was quite busy with so many people living around the temple area taking the time to make merit. There were a few merchants and food vendors selling all sorts of things and snacks inside and outside the temple ground.

Food at Wattay Temple

Food at Wattay Temple

Food at Wattay Temple

Food at Wattay Temple

Food at Wattay Temple

Food at Wattay Temple

Food at Wattay Temple

Food at Wattay Temple

Food at Wattay Temple

Food at Wattay Temple

Food at Wattay Temple

Food at Wattay Temple

Wattay Temple

Wattay Temple

Wattay Temple

Boun Lai Heua Fai

The temple was packed at night time with people attending Boun Lai Heua Fai (Drifting Boats of Fire). The villagers gathered at the back of the temple along the Mekong River to send off their small boats filled with lights and candles, paying tribute to the nagas (water spirits) wishing for good luck.

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