LAF 2021 Programs
LAF Wall of Wishes
The world has faced challenges, hardships, and even losses since last year due to the global pandemic. Some of us are still dealing with it, while others may have already overcome the peak. As tough as it was, it has definitely united us as fellow mankind and has connected humanity despite different ethnicities, cultures, or beliefs.
To maintain the positive energy where we can heal and support each other, we collected the wishes from online audiences around the globe and connected them with the ‘Si Song Rak’ Stupa - a Buddhist stupa in Dansai, symbolizing hope and friendship. All the gathered wishes were handed to the sacred spirits of Dansai by the local spiritual council of Dansai and exhibited online.
Our inspiration for the theme “Hope and Friendship” stems from the history of Dansai town in Loei which represents the relationship between Thailand and Laos for over 400 years through the ancient Si Song Rak stupa. Every full moon and new moon, the Dansai spiritual leader will do a worship ceremony showing respect and gratitude to the stupa. It is believed to provide positive energy and moral support for any visitor of all religions and beliefs to gain resilience and blessings for a well and fortunate life.