A festival for the phanga naga, it is held in order to bring good luck. Each village makes and decorates boat. These boats are then paraded through the town and at night are launched on the river and ceremoniously set on fire as offerings to spirits. This festival involves floating the ritual flowers onto the river, to send off bad luck and give thanks to the water spirits. On holding boat races, people ritually reclaim the land from the naga, chasing them out from fields and streams and back into the Mekong River.
Venue: Luang Prabang