Lao New Year 2023 at Wat Buddharam – Murfreesboro, TN – Video

Lao New Year at Wat Buddharam – Murfreesboro, TN
Sunday May 28, 2023

( The photo slideshow begins at the 48:00 minute mark )

I took a day trip to Tennessee for the last and quite possibly the BIGGEST Lao New Year festival in the US! What an impressive showing of culture and fun from so many vibrant Lao communities.

I was only there for 7 hours on Sunday before driving back to Atlanta, but I still managed to shoot enough for this long cut. Next year I’ll be sure to stay longer!

It was great running into friends I hadn’t seen in a while. Thanks so much to everyone for posing during my photo walk+talk! If anyone’s curious I shot this with my phone in the left hand and 3 cameras around me, with a 24mm, 35mm, and 85mm primes.


Also, while editing all this I thought about one of the best “King of the Hill” episodes (which features a Lao family) titled “Won’t you Piimai neighbor?” Great stuff, I’m sure the clip is floating around somewhere.

A few of my photos, please view the video for the rest!

Sabaidee everyone, I’ve freely shared my photos with our amazing community for many years now.  There are no ads on my website.  I don’t make money on page views.  I do this thing solo.  It costs me time and resources for web hosting.  My site is an archive of the cool and lovely things that I like to photograph, as well as my art and my life’s work, and hopefully viewers see the joy in its totality.  If you use my images all I ask is a simple photo credit and a heads up please. Kawp chai lai lai. -Boon

Lao New Year 2023 Murfreesboro – Sunday Photos

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