Lao New Year was on April 14-16 and since it was during the work week, the celebration at our local temple was on Sunday April 18, 2010. We had a good turnout this year and the weather was exceptionally nice.
We pour water over Buddha images for blessing and cleansing the rust from our soul.
Paying homage to the lord Buddha, a great time to bring the whole family for blessing.
One of the good things about living in Laos is that the local Wat (temple) is within a walking distance, I can’t say the same here in the United States. We have so many temples here in North Carolina, but all are about 45 minutes to 1.50 hours drive, as for this one, Wat Greensboro is about 1 hours and 25 minutes drive for us.
We had a good turn out, this is the line for morning Almsgiving.
Jaydee Cide or sand stupas are still very fascinating to me. As for this year, my wish is still the same as last year, when I built the Jaydee Cide, I made a wish and donated the good merits for my mom that is no longer with us.