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Laos (People's Dem. Rep.) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

Laos (People's Dem. Rep.) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months



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Khao Pansa / Esala Poya (Buddhist Fast begins)*Sunday July 5, 2020Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Lao Women Union's Day*Monday July 20, 2020Secular holiday 
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Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day)*Tuesday August 18, 2020Culture 
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summer holiday (end)Tuesday September 1, 2020School holidays 
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Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends)**Friday October 2, 2020Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Regional holiday**Saturday October 3, 2020Secular holiday 
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Mid-Autumn festivalSaturday October 3, 2020Culture 
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Foundation DayWednesday October 7, 2020Banks only 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday October 16, 2020School holidays 
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Festival of the Golden Stupa (in Vientiane only)**Saturday October 31, 2020Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Khao Pansa / Esala Poya (Buddhist Fast begins) -
Sunday July 5, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : For a period of 3 months, Buddhists priests have to meditate in temples and observe strict rules. Young men are also enrolled in temples on that day, until Auk Phansa -- full moon of October, the official end of the rainy season.


Lao Women Union's Day -
Monday July 20, 2020

Secular holiday : Lao Women’s Union (LWU) is a mass and social organization of women at all strata throughout Lao P.D.R. It is part of Lao People’s Democratic Republic system. It was officially established in 1955. The history of LWU was closely attached to the country’s history for national liberation and development.


Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day) -
Tuesday August 18, 2020

Culture : Haw Khao Padap Din Families exhume their dead for cremation, present gifts to monks who pray on behalf of the defuncts. Offerings to local temples.


Summer holiday (end) -
Tuesday September 1, 2020

School holidays :


Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends) -
Friday October 2, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : Bouk Khao Pansa marks the end of Buddhist Lent and all those couples who had been putting off marriage now rush into each other's arms. Monks are free to travel from kyaung to kyaung or to go on pilgrimage to holy spots. in Vientiane only


Regional holiday -
Saturday October 3, 2020

Secular holiday : Boat festival - Ok Phansa marks the end of the rainy season. Celebrated with impressive boat races and festivities along the Mekong River. in Vientiane only


Mid-Autumn festival -
Saturday October 3, 2020

Culture :


Foundation Day -
Wednesday October 7, 2020

Banks only :


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Friday October 16, 2020

School holidays :


Festival of the Golden Stupa (in Vientiane only) -
Saturday October 31, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : That Luang is the national symbol and most important religious monument of Laos. Vientiane's most important Theravada Buddhist festival, Boun That Luang , is held here for three days during the full moon of the twelfth lunar month not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]