• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF BUDDHISTS WENT TO THE VAT ONG TU PAGODA, ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND OLDEST PAGODAS IN VIENTIANE, THE LAOTIAN CAPITAL ON JULY 6 TO OBSERVE THE BEGINNING OF THE BUDDHIST LENT PERIOD.

  • Description

    HUNDREDS OF BUDDHISTS WENT TO THE VAT ONG TU PAGODA, ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND OLDEST PAGODAS IN VIENTIANE, THE LAOTIAN CAPITAL ON JULY 6 TO OBSERVE THE BEGINNING OF THE BUDDHIST LENT PERIOD.

    THEY BROUGHT ALONG WITH THEM TONS OF FOOD PARCELS WHICH WERE LATER HANDED TO THE MONKS OF THE PAGODA WHO WENT ROUND TO COLLECT THEM AFTER A SHORT RELIGIOUS CEREMONY WAS CONDUCTED BY THE HEAD MONK SEATED ON A THRONE.

    PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WERE PRIME MINISTER PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA AND PRINCE PHOUMI NOSAVAN, LEADERS OF THE NEUTRALIST AND RIGHTWING FACTIONS RESPECTIVELY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NX5LAD5GLWJXAQA3POG2E2OZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NX5LAD5GLWJXAQA3POG2E2OZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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