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30 years of Communism in Laos

The 2nd December 2005

In 2005, Laos celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the destitution of the King, the 17th of August 1975, and the arrival of the communist government on the 2nd of December, their National Day. For these two reasons, celebrations were prepared, starting at dawn and mobilising all the villages around Luang Prabang. For once, the morning collection would find less Buddhists than usual to give them food.

For several weeks, the army, the police, the schools, and the ethnical groups, practise for their parade in the stadium. For 2 hours, thousands of participants, and just as many spectators will throng there, watched over by the Provincial authorities.

At 7:00, celebration of the Lao communist revolution

During the 30th birthday of communism: traditional costumes

Parade during the communism birthday (here Hmong people)

30 birthday communist revolution in Laos

Parade for the birthday of communism early morning

Parade during the communism birthday (30 years)

Parade during the 30th birthday of communism

Parade for the birthday of 30 years of Communism - Luang Prabang)

Traditional costum of Hmong people in Luang Prabang

Parade for the birthday of 30 years of Communism (in Luang Prabang)