The Boun That Luang Festival is held every November in Vientiane and is considered the most important Buddhist celebration in Laos with activities going on for three days and three nights that include parades, live music and religious ceremonies. The main event is held at That Luang and people come to pay respect to the stupa. If you are travelling during mid –February do not miss the elephant festival in Sayaboury, a great experience for the whole family. If you visit WatPhuon the full moon of the third lunar month in February, you would be able to be a part of the temple’s biggest annual festival that lasts week-long. The events held through the week include elephant racing, monk-blessing ceremonies, buffalo and cock fights among others, as well as a trade fair.