Today is the day when many Buddhist faithfuls in Laos are making preparation for tomorrow’s Alms Offering at their local temples. I called my relatives in Vientiane yesterday and they told me they will be making Khao Thom to take to the temple tomorrow as part of the merit making for a Boun (Lao Festival).

Making Khao Thom

Making Khao Thom

Making Khao Thom

Making Khao Thom

Making Khao Thom

Making Khao Thom

Making Khao Thom

Making Khao Thom

Making Khao Thom

Making Khao Thom

Making Khao Thom

Making Khao Thom

I was in Laos for last year’s End of Buddhist Lent celebration in Luang Prabang and only watched the local preparing food for the offerings. The last time I sat down to make Khao Thom for Boun Ok Phansa or End of Buddhist Lent festival was back in October of 2008 in Pakse, Laos.