On Sunday, hundreds of people turned out at Wat Lao Rattanaram, Richmond’s Laotian temple, to celebrate the New Year. Also known as Songkran, the New Year is a three-day festival in mid-April celebrated by many from countries in South and Southeast Asia including Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar. As part of the celebration there was a kick boxing performance, Laotian music and dance, and dishes upon dishes of traditional food. Enjoy these photos from Sunday’s festivities.
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