The Vietnamese Association in Nong Khai province organized the second event of its kind to promote Vietnamese culture and strengthen the solidarity between Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.

Overseas Vietnamese and Lao artists in Nong Khai province, as well as Thai students, performed at the event.  

As part of the event, representatives from the Vietnamese Association of Nong Khai province also demonstrated to Thai and Lao friends how to make lanterns from coconut shells.

In this year’s Wan Ok Phansa festival, the association created 55,000 lanterns to release on the Mekong River on the final night of the festival.

The Wan Ok Phansa festival marks the end of the Buddhist Lent. Provinces across Thailand celebrate the occasion on different days and in unique styles, reflecting their localities and traditions.