Dear friends and supporters of the International Lao New Year Festival, we are sad to announce that the 2016 Festival will be postponed for this year. The planning committee will regroup and consider plans for future events. We appreciate your support over the years and we hope to continue celebrating Lao new year with you again soon. Please continue to support the Lao new year celebrations in your local communities throughout the world.
The 7th International Lao New Year
Saturday April 4, 2015
at the Richmond Civic Center, Richmond, CA.
This year's festival will include: 1) Tak Baht (ຕັກບາດ Alms offering) and Song Nam Phra (ສົງນ້ຳພຣະ Buddha Image Cleansing) sponsored by Wat Lao Rattanaram; 2) Day Event, which includes cultural performances, food stalls and vendors, and community parade; 3) Evening Reception sponsored by 16 Lao organizations.
Day Festival Entrance: $5 for adults
Evening Reception: $15 for adults
Photo: Phoumy Sayavon
Photos: Boon Vong
Volunteers Needed: If you are interested in volunteering for the 6th International Lao New Year Festival please contact our volunteer coordinator. All volunteers will receive free t-shirts, food, and water and free admissions to the event. Volunteer must volunteer at least for three hours and must be available to attend a volunteer orientation. Many positions and shifts are available.
Contact: Khammany Mathavongsy
2012 ILNYF Volunteer Coordinator