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Lao New Year Festival

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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One event on April 21, 2024 at 9:00 am

@ Wat Navaram – Sanford
Happy New Year Everyone / Sabaidee Pi Mai
Happy 🇹🇭Thai, 🇰🇭Cambodian, 🇲🇲Burmese New Years as well!
This year’s LNY celebration will be held on April 20th – 21st
🎎Come dressed in your best festival outfit!💃🕺
Our goal this year is to set a new trend and we would like to request for everyone to come in style and look festive! Get creative, wear your best traditional or contemporary festival outfit or a mixture of both. Embrace and showcase your culture through fashion no matter where you are from because over the years this festival has evolved to become an International Event.
Imagine LNY meets Coachella 🙂
Lao New Year is a great opportunity for families to come together and celebrate their cultural heritage. The inclusion of pure Lao Cuisine and traditional performances adds a rich and immersive experience for attendees. This kind of event not only strengthens cultural ties but also allows people to share and appreciate the vibrant traditions of Laos.
Lao people have celebrated Lao New Year for thousands of years. This festive occasion is held each year from April 13 to 15. In Laos, this is the hottest month of the year and the rainy season is just around the corner. It is the time when people ask for and give each other forgiveness and receive wishes.
The coming of the New Year is seen as an opportunity to let go of the past and embrace a promising new future. Because of this, water, which holds great symbolic value in Lao culture, is used to wash Buddha statues. People also splash water on each other during the celebrations.
✅️Mark the dates & spread the word, April 20th – 21st. Feel free to share and invite friends to come.
A fun filled festival like no other that offers…
– Traditions
– Cultural Dance Performances
– Religious Ceremony
– Beauty Pageant
– Parade
– Live Music
– Authentic Lao / Asian Cuisines
– & the highlight of it all, Songkhan aka the Water Cleansing Festivities
Water balloons, water/bubble toys and shaving creams are highly encouraged for the weekend festivities. Come prepared to get wet, It’s fun in the sun for the entire family and friends of all ages!
Location/Address – 2381 Narcissus Ave, Sanford, FL 32771
SATURDAY – All Day 9am – 8pm Sunset
SUNDAY – All Day 9am – 8pm Sunset
Children ages 13 and under are Free
💵Please carry cash for vendors💵
Wishing Everyone a Happy New Year! See you there!
Check out some of the videos in the Discussion page to see what Lao New Year is all about 😊


April 20
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Wat Navaram Buddhist Temple Inc
2381 Narcissus Ave
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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