President of the Lao Front for National Development Saysomphone Phomvihane and Vientiane Mayor Sinlavong Khoutphaithoun along with other senior officials, Vientiane residents and domestic and foreign visitors took part in an almsgiving ceremony to mark the celebration of That Luang festival on Oct 31. That Luang festival, one of the biggest and most colourful celebrations in the country, is held annually drawing visitors from across the country and abroad.
Due to Covid-19, this year edition of the festival was organized in accordance with Covid-19 prevention requirements.
That Luang festival marks the establishment of That Luang (great stupa), the most revered structure in Laos.
Source: Lao News Agency