Lantern at Boun Awk Phansa - the last day of Buddhist lent. It occurs in October, three lunar months after Khao Phansa. It is a day of celebrations, most notably the boat races held along the Mekong River. On the first day at dawn, donations and offerings are made at temples around the country. In the evening candlelight processions are held around the temples and it is the celebration of lai heua fai or Loi ka thong, when everyone sends small lighted boats made of banana stems or banana leaves decorated with candles and flowers down the rivers. .