Rocket Festival 2024 - Luang Prabang

ROCKET Festival 2024

Bun Bang Fai, the Rocket Festival, is a vibrant tradition deeply rooted in Lao culture. Celebrated by ethnic Lao communities at the beginning of the rainy season, it's a merit-making ceremony believed to bring good fortune. This colorful spectacle explodes with parades, music, dance, and the crowning event: the competitive launch of homemade rockets soaring towards the heavens.

While the rocket launch is the highlight, the festival is much more than just a competition. It's a celebration of tradition, community, and the promise of a bountiful harvest. The music, dance, and shared meals serve as a reminder of the importance of cultural heritage and the cyclical nature of life.

Visiting Information:
• Date of events: 21-22 May 2024
• Located at Sibounheuang village Nan district, Luang Prabang.