Customs and Traditions

Customs and Traditions

ຮີດ 12 Generally, Lao people are Buddhist. There are twelve months in Buddhist calendar. Every month there is one big celebration happening at temple annually and these twelve important ceremonies are known as Heedsipsong and followed by fourteen rules that everyone adhere to and these are known as Khongsipsee. ຮີດ ມາຈາກຄຳບາລີ ວ່າ ຈາຣີຕະ ລາວເຮົາໃຊ້ວ່າ ຈາຮີດຕໍ່ມາ ເຫລືອແຕ່ ຮີດ ຄຳວ່າ ຈາຮີດ ແປວ່າ ປະເພນີທີ່ເຄີຍປະພືດມາ ຮີດ12 ໃນທີ່ນີ້ຫມາຍເອົາປະເພນີການທຳບຸນຕາມເດືອນທັງ 12 ເດືອນ ຫລື ປະເພນີ ທີ່ຕ້ອງທຳຕາມເດືອນນັ້ນຯ ທີ່ໂບຣານເຄີຍພາທຳມາ ມີດັ່ງນີ້: 1. ເດືອນ 1 (ເດືອນຈຽງ): ນິມົນ…

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Moukdavanyh Santiphone

Moukdavanyh Santiphone

One of the best & pretty country singer from the largest province in Laos – Savannakhet, home of the largest mine –  Sepon mine, the Wat Inghang temple – built to commemorate a visit of Lord Buddha, the national hero Kaysone Phomvihane – the founder of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and the emerging country singer Moukdavanyh Santiphone.   Moukdavanyh Santiphone is coming from music family hence she exposed to music at tender age.  Living…

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Mike Phetchareun

Mike Phetchareun

The next big Lao thing?  Well, if you take Mike’s latest album, “Made In Heaven”, as an indication then it is.  It’s out now.  While music is getting angrier and the World is full of chaos and suffering and people are getting nastier, forget them.  Get this CD into your life. This album has ten brand new songs.  Romeos, the illustrious romantic guys on earth, Mike, Xay, Vila, Bay and Pin, write them.  Fans have…

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SARKY

SARKY

It took until 2000 for his fame to match his talent.  That was when he released Sao online.  His latest is “Hao Pen Kon Lao” meaning we are Lao.  Some describe him as sex symbol other know him as guitar magician.  This cd was done as a band and its featuring Kou. There are some sample tracks at  site.  11 brand new tracks in all. Phouvanh Mekmoragoth is widely known for his creation of great…

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Pimay Lao

Pimay Lao

You are invited to Lao ultimate party known as Pimay Laos – Lao New Year.  This three days event fall on the 13th, 14th and 15th of April of every calendar year.  So what do we at New Year’s Day? Traditionally this is the time for spring cleansing.  We cleanse house, clothes, bed, and everything else.  Holy water is used to rinse bad spirit from body, mind and soul. Get rid off those bad omen and…

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THE STORY OF SONGKHANE

THE STORY OF SONGKHANE

It is not easy to explain why some countries in Southeast Asia, such as Burma, Combodia, Laos and Thailand, and even Sri Lanka, have chosen April the 13th as the beginning of their new year. It is not easy to explain why some countries in Southeast Asia, such as Burma, Combodia, Laos and Thailand, and even Sri Lanka, have chosen April the 13th as the beginning of their new year. However, according to nature, April…

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THE SOUKHOUANE AND THE LAO PEOPLE

THE SOUKHOUANE AND THE LAO PEOPLE

By Dr Thongrith Phoumirath The ritual known to the Lao as the Phithi Souane or Phithi Baci is a ritual to call back, welcome, propitiate and unite the khouane with the physical body.  It is the ubiquitous of all Lao functions and celebrations, and integral part if Lao family life. It can be held for a farewell, welcome, birth of a baby, birthdays, house warming, job promotions, harvest, new car, marriage and a New Year…

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TYPHOON

TYPHOON

Toronto, Canada – February 19, 2010:  KHAMP MEDIA, a Multimedia division of The Flare Group is ecstatic to announce the newest and hottest band in Canada, TYPHOON.  Typhoon marks the first new generation to have the ability to perform a mixture of Lao/Thai & Western music from Lumvong, Rock, Pop and Morlum. Typhoon consists of five (5) musical talents: Yang- lead vocals/guitarist, Chan – vocals/guitarist, Nick – lead guitarist, Thuck – bass and Harry –…

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