Buddhism, Community

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part VII Nagas on the Rooftop

Continued from: Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part VI Tuk Badt (Almsgiving) and Paying Homage to the Triple Gems We arrived at Wat Lao Buddhavong on Thursday evening, the first thing I noticed right away are the beautiful Phraya Nak or Nagas on the rooftop, as a Buddhist myself, I was brought up… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part VII Nagas on the Rooftop

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part VI Tuk Badt (Almsgiving) and Paying Homage to the Triple Gems

Continued from: Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part V Souvenir It was nice on Friday morning, so Tuk Badt (Almsgiving) was held outside in front of the Sala Houng Tum (main temple), the Wat (temple) provided items for Tuk Badt, and you can Busa (donate) $5, or some brought their own, and since… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part VI Tuk Badt (Almsgiving) and Paying Homage to the Triple Gems

Community

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part V Souvenir

Continued from: Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part IV Lao Foods With the high price in gas, I’m surprised that there were still as many venues set up as the previous years, but of course the buyers also shared this cost because many items were a lot higher this year than last year,… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part V Souvenir

Community, Food, Lao Tradition

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part IV Lao Foods

Continued from: Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part III Lao Traditional Dance Performance My favorite foods at a Lao festival are Tum Buk Houng (Spicy Papaya Salad, sorry that I didn't get to take a picture of it, I was hungry and ate all), Ping Kai (BBQ Chicken) and Kao Larm (purple rice… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part IV Lao Foods

Community, Lao Tradition

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part III Lao Traditional Dance Performance

Continued from: Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part II Sodsai Romphothong, Pridsana Vongsili and many more I love watching Lao traditional dance performance, at the moment, I feel like I should have captured the dance in video. This is a great way for young Laotians to learn their traditional cultures. and the audiences… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part III Lao Traditional Dance Performance

Community, Lao Tradition

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part II Sodsai Romphothong, Pridsana Vongsili and many more

Continued from: Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part I Jonny Olsen and Anna-Anhly Vorarath There are many singers that I realized that I wouldn’t be able to post all, and they did an outstanding performance. I think this is Sommainoy Doungchaleun (please correct me if I’m wrong) The two beautiful and talented sisters.… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part II Sodsai Romphothong, Pridsana Vongsili and many more

Community, Lao Tradition

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part I Jonny Olsen and Anna-Anhly Vorarath

As always, the celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong of Catlett, VA was big, but I do have to say that not as many people showed up this year, I’m not sure if it’s because they changed the event to a Friday and Saturday since Friday was July 4th, and many Lao people didn’t know this… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part I Jonny Olsen and Anna-Anhly Vorarath

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition

Wat Lao Buddhavong Annual Festival 2008 for July 4th

Updated on 7/6/2008, post of concert: Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part I Jonny Olsen and Anna-Anhly Vorarath It appears that it is going to be a morlam summer festival during the week of July 4th at Wat Lao Buddhavong of Cattlett, VA; this will be a treat for those who love Morlam.… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong Annual Festival 2008 for July 4th