Laos to hold festival to promote handicrafts and tourism

VIENTIANE (Xinhua): The 23rd Lao Handicraft Festival will be held in capital Vientiane, to promote traditional handicraft products as well as to create a festive atmosphere in the city for tourists during the Visit Laos Year 2024.

The event will be held from Oct. 26 to Nov. 3, to celebrate the Lao National Handicraft Day on Nov. 1, Lao national TV reported on Tuesday.

The festival will also celebrate the recognition of Laos' traditional craft of Naga motif weaving by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

The festival will create an opportunity for local communities and buyers to visit, purchase, and experience the diversity of Lao handicraft products, showcasing the skills of Lao artisans as well as promoting products of local artisans and handicraft entrepreneurs from all over Laos.

In addition, the festival will support the Lao government policy to alleviate poverty and create more linkages with other ASEAN members in terms of handicraft. Enditem

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