Welcome to Laos Land of a Million Elephants. Mrs. Champney. Where in the world is Laos?. Laos is on the continent of Asia. Information about Laos. Laos’ official name is Lao People's Democratic Republic, in the Laos language it is called, “Meuang Lao.”.
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Land of a Million Elephants
The Red stripes represent the blood shed in the country's fight for independence. The blue stands for Laos' wealth and prosperity and the white symbolizes unity and justice.
Another interpretation of the Laotian flag states the white circle symbolizes the full moon over the blue Mekong River, which runs through and alongside the majority of Laos.
The official motto of Laos is:
“Peace, Independence, Democracy, Unity, and Prosperity."
Phou Bia Mountains
Pak Ou Caves
Kuang Si Falls
In Luang Prabang, the largest city, there are many landmarks to see.
Pha That Luang
Traditional dress of Laos
The Alms ceremony (Buddhist)
Traditional food of Laos
is rice, fish,
Laotian Sticky Rice
Traditional dessert is
custard pumpkin and
Khao Nieow Ma Muang
(mango and sticky rice).
Laotian National Anthem
For all time the Lao people have glorified their Fatherland,United in heart, spirit and vigor as one.Resolutely moving forwards,Respecting and increasing the dignity of the Lao peopleAnd proclaiming the right to be their own masters.The Lao people of all origins are equalAnd will no longer allow imperialists and traitors to harm them.The entire people will safeguard the independenceAnd the freedom of the Lao nation.They are resolved to struggle for victoryIn order to lead the nation to prosperity.
Government Leaders of Laos
The Chief of State of Laos is President Lt. Gen. Choummali Saignason.
Buddhism is by far the most prominent organized religion in the country.
Animist believe in spirits and nature.
Boun Pimai celebrates the Lao New Year. The first month of the Lao New Year is actually December but festivities are delayed until April when days are longer than nights. By April it’s also hotter, so having hoses leveled at you and buckets of water are dumped on you is more pleasurable. The festival also serves to invite the rains. Pimai is one of the most important annual festivals. Statues of the Buddha (in the "calling for rain" posture) are ceremonially doused in water. This is usually a 3-day holiday.
The rocket festival is a Buddhist rain-making festival. It is held in May. Large bamboo rockets are built and decorated by monks and carried in procession before being blasted skywards. The higher a rocket goes, the bigger its builder’s ego gets. Designers of failed rockets are thrown in the mud. The festival lasts 2 days.
This is a public holiday celebrated on Dec 2nd. It celebrates the 1975 victory of the proletariat over the monarchy with parades, speeches, etc. Lao national and communist hammer-and-sickle flags are flown all over the country. Celebration is mandatory.
Sepak Takraw is a popular
Sport In Laos
Rugby is the national sport of Laos
The martial arts
of Muay Lao and
practiced in Laos
Good bye! La gohn!