So I just found out through kblog that it will be World Vegan Day this Sunday 30 October. Unfortunately, I don't think that there will be much of a celebration here is Laos... (unless we decide to host one, which is a little unlikely at this point).
However, coincidently (perhaps?) the guys at our favourite vegetarian restaurant here (we call it Honda Veg, because it is next door to a large Honda shop, they call it Food for Health) invited us to go with them to a large Chinese temple in Udon Thani (which is couple of hours across the border into Thailand) this Saturday to attend the celebrations for the Ghost Festival - also called the Hungry Ghost Festival. I am not really sure what to expect, but it should be interesting and it was extremely sweet of them to invite us to go with them.
I'll post photos afterwards, if it is appropriate to take them. Otherwise a full verbal report will be forthcoming.