Lao cuisine is the cuisine of the Lao ethnic group of Laos and Northeast Thailand ( Isan). Lao food is distinct from other Southeast Asian cuisines. The staple food of the Lao is sticky rice. Galangal and fish sauce are important ingredients. The Lao national dish is larb, a spicy mixture of marinated meat and/or fish that is sometimes raw (prepared like ceviche) with a variable combination of greens, herbs, and spices. Another characteristic dish is tam mak houng (som tam in Thai), green papaya salad. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cuisine of Laos"
Theravadan Buddhism has contributed greatly to the Lao culture. It is reflected throughout the country both in its language to the temple as well as art, literature, performing arts, etc. Laotian music is dominated by its national instrument, the khaen (a type of bamboo pipe). Bands typically include a singer/rapper ( mor lam) and a khaen player (mor khaen) alongside fiddlers and other musicians. Lam saravane is the most popular genre of Laotian music, but ethnic Lao in Thailand have developed an internationally-best selling form called mor lam sing. ...more on Wikipedia about "Culture of Laos"
The Dance and Theater of Laos are closely intertwined. They focus on Theravada Buddhism and the Pra Lak Pra Lam. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dance and theater of Laos"
(Festivals of Laos) Laotian Festival are usually based on Theravada Buddhism. ...more on Wikipedia about "Festivals of Laos"
Phra Lak Phra Lam, pronounced [pʰaː lɑk pʰaː laːm] (in Lao script: ພຮະລັກພຮະຮາມ), is the Lao version of India's Ramayana. The title comes from the Lao names for Lakshmana and Rama. Phra Lak Phra Lam also exists in Northeast Thailand where there is a large population of ethnic Lao. There are several versions of this story, each slighty different but also similar to the Ramakien in Thailand. ...more on Wikipedia about "Phra Lak Phra Lam"
Saksit is a term for supernatural powers used in Laos and Thailand. The belief in such powers originates in the animistic religion which existed before the Buddhism was adopted and merged into the traditional religion. ...more on Wikipedia about "Saksit"
The Vixakha Bouxa festival is the Lao version of the Visakha Puja. It commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha. It is held around the months of May or Vesak. Celebrations include dances, poems, parades, processions, deep meditation, theatrical performances, and puppet shows. ...more on Wikipedia about "Vixakha Bouxa" www.shortopedia.com, it's as simple as that!
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