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Lao New Year 2018 in pictures

Lao New Year – Pii Mai (ປີໃໝ່, [piː´māi]) – is the biggest festival in Laos and is celebrated extensively all over the country. This is the one time in the year that truly everybody in the country … Read more

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Let’s celebrate Halloween in Laos

“When witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween” (author unknown)

Historical background

Halloween, an American holiday celebrated once a year on October 31, has its roots in ancient Celtic traditions, … Read more

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The origin of National Teachers’ Day in Laos – A journey into the past and a celebration in the present

Public holidays! For most people in the Western world, the deeper meaning of such a holiday is no longer present. To be honest, we usually simply enjoy the extra day off. Few holidays are really celebrated with a big party, … Read more

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Global Handwashing Day 2017

Global Handwashing Day in Laos

Washing hands is a privilege that should be accessible for everyone. But not everywhere is it normal to wash your hands with soap or even at all. To counteract this hygienic problem the Global Handwashing Read more

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The end of lent: Festival of lights, Boat racing festival, Teachers’ Day

One morning when Nina, one of the volunteers at the LGTC, went for her morning run along the Mekong River, she saw a Ferris wheel and other attraction stalls being set up. This could only mean that everyone was getting … Read more

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One moment in time: The March “Oktoberfest” (October festival) in Vientiane

We had some special guests from Germany only two weeks after our own arrival: The trombone choir “Floss”, named after their hometown. Fifteen brass musicians from Bavaria arrived on the 27th of February and stayed in Laos for a whole … Read more

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