• Short Summary

    LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION IN LUANG PRABANG, THE ROYAL CAPITAL IN NORTHERN LAOS....THE FESTIVITIES, WHICH?

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    LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION IN LUANG PRABANG, THE ROYAL CAPITAL IN NORTHERN LAOS....THE FESTIVITIES, WHICH TOOK PLACE LAST WEEK, CANTERED ON THE PURE GOLD STATUE OF BUDDHA FROM WHICH THE CITY TAKES ITS NAME.('LUANG' MEANS BIGGEST, 'PRA' - BUDDHA, AND 'BANG' - GOLD).

    THE CELEBRATIONS RANGED FROM PRAYERS IN THE PAGODA TO A MAMMOTH PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS. NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS IN LAOS AS IN OTHER EASTERN COUNTRIES, HAVE A MORE RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE THAN IN WESTERN COUNTRIES.

    AFTER PRAYERS HAD BEEN OFFERED TO THE GOLDEN BUDDHA, AND PEOPLE HAD WASHED THEIR FACES IN THE LUSTRAL WATER WHICH FLOWS FROM IT, THEY CARRIED THE CHIEF MONK THROUGH THE STREETS IN HIS PORTABLE THRONE. DEVOTEES LINING THE ROUTE SPRINKLED WATER AT HIS FEET, AND THE FEET OF THE OTHER MONKS WHO TOOK PART IN THE PROCESSION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAR7K2GEA6MP64MRHKT0JRNLFR
    Media URN:
    VLVAR7K2GEA6MP64MRHKT0JRNLFR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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