OFFROAD TEAM DOCUMENTARY VIDEO AT THE SAYABOULY ELEPHANT FESTIVAL
OFFROAD LAOS ADVENTURE reporters went to the Sayabouly Elephant Festival located 110 km away from Luang Prabang, Laos. They pitched their tents, ate grasshoppers and made a video for you of this memorable weekend!
Laos SAYABOULY ELEPHANT FESTIVAL draws a significance of the endangered Asian elephants which has an essential part of Lao people’s heritage, culture, agriculture and livelihood. The celebration takes place at the Sayabouly Province during the month of mid-February. More than 80,000 local and international people gather together and experience the procession of the thousands of elephants.
Before the day of the SAYABOULY ELEPHANT FESTIVAL, these elephants underwent on their own make over to look blooming and fresh during the parade. These elephants are blessed by the monks through a back ceremony. Tons of entertainments such as pachyderm, musical plays, dance performances, films and fireworks displays. The most awaited part of the festival is the crowning of the “Elephant of the Year” award.