This is a feature story published by Sabaidee magazine about the tradition of Lao people to launch improvised rockets to ask the heavens for rains to water their crops.

Every year in Laos, people gather to ask the sky for rains in a truly special and colorful way. They send makeshift rockets towards the heavens in a hope that the water may be poured to ready the earth for planting.

By Lorie Halliday

Lorie Halliday is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Portugal. She has worked over a decade as a professional journalist, exploring Asia and writing extensively about the people and places. Her fascination with ancient buildings and prehistoric monuments, as well as linguistics and philosophy, inspires her to travel. Lorie grew up by the beach. She enjoys surfing and all the little islands and wildlife, especially the turtles.

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