Laos

Laos Khun Flower

History of the Khun Flower The Khun Flower is an auspicious symbol of luck in Laos. The flower blooms in April and is most commonly associated with the Boun Pi Mai festival. Boun Pi Mai is the Lao New Year and people pick the Khun flower in the morning, before beginning the festivities of the day. When you visit Laos in April, you are sure to see the yellow Khun flowers everywhere. For many millennia, Khun flowers have played a…

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Laos Prince Phetsarath Ratanavongsa

History of the Laos Prince Phetsarath Good Luck Charm The history of Prince Phetsarath is a long and complex one. Phetsarath was born in 1980 in Laos, under French rule. As a boy, the Prince spent time abroad gaining an education that would later help him secure autonomy for Laos. As a young man, the Prince worked in Laos for the French government as a clerk. It didn’t take long for him to gain a respectable rank within the government.…

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