This is our seventh year attending the July 4th celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong in Catlett Virginia. The celebration started on July 4th, and they had a 3 days celebration. We attended Thursday July 4th, and got there early for the morning Alms giving.
We also visited my mom’s monument, it has been 6.5 years since she passed away. The sadness is still there and I don’t think it will ever go away.
Max went with us this year and this beats staying at the doggy hotel. We used to board him in the past, and he had separation anxiety and didn’t do too well. One great thing about camping is that you can take your dog with you, and most if not all campgrounds are pet friendly.
They didn’t have a good turnout this year, probably less than half of last year’s turnout. They also changed the program and I missed the Lao classical dance.
Geenoy from Laos
Jop and Joy, two sisters from Thailand.
Playlist of videos at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4, 2013 event.
Photos and videos were shot with 5DMkIII, Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens, and EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens.