The Elephant Festival in Laos
In 2007, the province of Sainyabuli created the elephant festival to celebrate these endangered creatures. Sainyabuli is home to the largest population of working elephants in Laos. The country of Laos itself is in fact known as the land of a million elephants. This festival is celebrated every year in a new location, and 70 elephants participate in order to crowned elephant of the year.
from Lonely Planet
Key Facts In This Video
Laos is known as the land of a million elephants. (0:14)
Some elephants work and train for up to a week to participate in the opening parade of the annual elephant festival in Laos. (0:40)
The annual elephant festival in Laos attracts up to 50,000 attendees. (0:49)