The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has joined hands with Lao Amazing Star War Company to celebrate the coming Lao Lunar New Year Festival 2017 in Vang Vieng district, Vientiane Province as one of the biggest events of the year.
Preparations being made for the event were disclosed at a press conference for the Lao Lunar New Year Festival held in Vientiane Capital on Feb 13.
Head of Event Organising Division of Lao Amazing Star War Company, Mrs Nasikarn Kongpanatisawatra said that the event will be held under theme “Wearing Lao Custom and Travelling Vang Vieng”, with the aim of sustainably preserving Lao traditional culture. Around 11 million baht (over US$314,000) will be spent organising the event.
There will be many interesting activities such as an exhibition on Lao customary dress, an alms giving to ceremony, a One District, One Product (ODOP) trade fair, Lao traditional performances, Lao boxing, and a concert performed by Lao and Thai singers.
This event will be part of preparations being made for Visit Laos Year in 2018.
This year’s Vang Vieng event is expected to attract tourists and visitors, provide additional jobs for local people, and improve the living conditions in the area.
The Lao Lunar New Year Festival 2017 will fall on 14-16 April.
Source: Lao News Agency