• Short Summary

    IN VIENTIANE ON THURSDAY (MAY 1), LAOTIANS CELEBRATED THE COMING OF THE MONSOON SEASON IN TRADITIONAL FASHION WITH A ROCKET FESTIVAL.

  • Description

    IN VIENTIANE ON THURSDAY (MAY 1), LAOTIANS CELEBRATED THE COMING OF THE MONSOON SEASON IN TRADITIONAL FASHION WITH A ROCKET FESTIVAL. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED AT A LARGE, WOODEN LAUNCHING RAMP TO SEE THE ROCKETS FIRED.

    MUSICIANS ROAM THE STREETS OF THE CITY WHILE ONLOOKERS JOIN IN WITH THE SINGING AND DANCING.

    THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL IS THE FIRING OF ROCKETS -- MANY OF THEM MORE THAN THIRTY FEET LONG.

    IN LAOS, THE FIRING OF ROCKETS SIGNIFIES FERTILITY AND IS BELIEVED TO ENSURE A BOUNTIFUL SEASON, WITH PLENTY OF RAIN FOR THE NEWLY-PLANTED CROPS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAPZ5HLAM667U95Y3FAEOLFNTW
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPZ5HLAM667U95Y3FAEOLFNTW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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