Sayaboury, Sayaboury province, Laos
Elephant Asia and the Sayaboury Province, would like to announce the dates for the annual Elephant Festival. Following the jumbo-sized success of last year's festival, the free-of-charge celebration plans to be bigger and better than ever before.
The Elephant Festival will be a celebration of cultural and traditional ties between Lao communities and elephants, as well as drawing attention to the endangered status of this charismatic species.
The Elephant Festival will be a free, all-ages event with activities including a majestic elephant procession with up to 100 elephants, a traditional elephant Baci ceremony, fruits and flowers offerings, monks' blessing, mahout and elephant show, live performances from Lao and foreign artists, night markets and an outdoors elephant museum.