Lao New Year 2008 at Wat Lao Buddhavong

Interesting photos of Lao New Year 2008 (Lao year: 2551) at Wat Lao Buddhavong in Catlett, Virginia, also known as, and referred by people as Wat Lao Buddhavong of Washington DC, photos by Kevin Borland, Esq. at Flickr.

The above photo made me think that it is Kabinlaphom’s head that is placed on the tray, when the anniversary of his death arrived, each year one of his seven daughters would go to recover her father’s head and wash and clean it, and this daughter is Nang Sangkaan, photo below.

I’m not sure which one is the winner, both are beautiful…

Beautiful Lao girl…

I visited Wat Lao Buddhavong several times and this Island Shrine of Buddha is new, I’m hoping that it will still be there the next time I visit.

By summertime the pond will be filled with water lilies, must be a sight to see, below was taken July 4th of last year of my GI Joe sister at Wat Lao Buddhavong.

Click here to see a full set of Lao New Year photos by Kevin Borland, Esq. at Flickr.

Related posts:

Wat Lao Buddhavong Annual Festival 2008 for July 4th
Happy Lao New Year 2008
Photos of Lao New Year 2008
Nang Sangkaan
Songkran Festival and Happy Lao New Year