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Authorities in Luang Prabang have canceled the Fireboat Festival and Buddhist Lent Celebrations.


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Due to tight restrictions, the End of Buddhist Lent and the Fire Boat Festival in Luang Prabang Province have been canceled this year.


Celebrations celebrating the conclusion of Buddhist Lent and the Fire Boat Festival have been canceled, according to a notice published yesterday by Luang Prabang Provincial Governor Mr. Viengthong Hatsachanh.


The customary practice of making merit through almsgiving at the end of Buddhist Lent will not be authorized in the province, according to the announcement.


The Phra That Chomsi festival, as well as the Visoun Temple and Fire Boat Festival, have been halted by authorities.


Residents in the province of Luang Prabang will not be allowed to leave their homes for Loy Krathong, an annual tradition of floating votives along rivers or lakes.


The Fire Boat Festival and the End of Buddhist Lent are two prominent events that take place in Luang Prabang every year with three days of festivities, which set it apart from other provinces in the country.


After a rise in the spread of Covid-19, the province of Luang Prabang went into complete lockdown on the 7th of October.

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