On New Year’s Day, people pick the flowers in the morning. Lao people believe that Khun flower brings good luck. On this day, there is no place without Khun flowers. It has a strong attachment to the Lao people at everywhere such as flowers on the motorcycle or on the car, flowers in front of the house, flowers in the hotel, flowers in the bathtub and flower flowers in the festivals.
Many tourists come to Laos wonder why are the Champa flowers and black flowers available in the bathtub of the Buddha? The answer is that the Champa flower is used to make the water smell good for the Buddha, and Khun flowers to make the nest for the basin more fragrant and bring happiness and luck. Visitors traveling in Laos on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, you will see these pots of water are sold in front of the gate to bathe for Buddha and pray for peace.
Few people know about the color of Khun flower – a yellow like the color of the lemon. The flowers are not only fresh, luxurious, but they are also charming. This flower is very strange; it only blossoms in April, the month of the Boun Pi Mai festival, Khun flower is the signal of the end of the dry long month. When looking at this flower, you are immersed in the color of the petals but charming.
Khun flower is a hardwood tree with lush foliage, it is suitable for the hot dry climate. In April, Khun flowers bloom for just only a month. When dropped to the ground, the petals still hold the jerseys of the original flower with bright yellow color and rustic beauty.
On these days, visitors will be amazed at the beauty of Khun flowers and take pictures as souvenirs. In the bunch of Khun flower, there are many black fruits placed close together, creating an exciting feeling of survival. By the end of April, the flowers are dying and the fruit is falling, it is willing to prepare for a new generation of Khun, continuing the next April, for the Boun Pi May -Lao New Year. It can be said that Khun flowers are precious flowers – the symbol of Laotian culture – a flower brings good luck and peace.