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Boun Khao Salak or the celebration of the dead

End of August or beginning of September

Hold during the 10th full moon of the lunar calendar, this festival is a celebration and a remembrance of the dead. During this festival, the Lao make offerings to the monks at the local Wat on behalf of deceased ancestors. Participing gives "good merits" to the devotes.

Boun Khao Salak or the celebration of the dead

Most of the people go to the temple early this day, with offering to the monks. Large food trays are brought to the monks, with several "best" dishes that families can cook.

All the people will bring that offerings with a piece of papers talking about ancestors, that will be read publicly.

Boun Khao Salak or the celebration of the dead