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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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    Saturday february 10, 2024Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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    Friday february 16, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning) - French schoolSchool holidays
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    Saturday february 24, 2024Makha Bucha DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday february 26, 2024Makha Bucha DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday february 28, 2024Mid-term holiday (end) - French schoolSchool holidays
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    Friday march 8, 2024Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Friday march 22, 2024People's Party DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday april 12, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning) - French schoolSchool holidays
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    Monday april 15, 2024Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday april 16, 2024Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)Secular holiday
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    Wednesday april 17, 2024Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)Secular holiday
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    Thursday april 18, 2024Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)Secular holiday
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    Monday april 29, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday may 22, 2024Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Thursday may 23, 2024Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday june 3, 2024Children's DaySchool holidays
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday june 28, 2024Summer holiday (beginning) - French schoolsSchool holidays
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    Saturday july 20, 2024Khao Pansa / Esala Poya (Buddhist Fast begins)Buddhism (Theravada)
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    Monday july 22, 2024Lao Women Union's DaySecular holiday
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    Chinese New Year

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    Saturday february 10, 2024
    cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning) - French school

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    Friday february 16, 2024
    School holidays :

    Makha Bucha Day

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    Saturday february 24, 2024
    Culture :

    Makha Bucha Day

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    Monday february 26, 2024
    Culture :

    Mid-term holiday (end) - French school

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    Wednesday february 28, 2024
    School holidays :

    Womens' Day

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    Friday march 8, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    People's Party Day

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    Friday march 22, 2024
    Culture : A successor to the Communist Party of Indochina, the Lao People's Party was founded on 22 March, 1955.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning) - French school

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    Friday april 12, 2024
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    Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)

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    Monday april 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)

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    Tuesday april 16, 2024
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)

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    Wednesday april 17, 2024
    Secular holiday : Pi Mai means New Year . Ceremonial cleansing away of the old years sins with water. Temples are visited and Buddha's are washed and a huge water fight starts. No one is safe from gangs equipped with water balloons and water guns. For three days the normally streets of Vientiane and other towns are full with drunk and/or drugged people. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)

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    Thursday april 18, 2024
    Secular holiday : Pi Mai means New Year . Ceremonial cleansing away of the old years sins with water. Temples are visited and Buddha's are washed and a huge water fight starts. No one is safe from gangs equipped with water balloons and water guns. For three days the normally streets of Vientiane and other towns are full with drunk and/or drugged people. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday april 29, 2024
    School holidays :

    Labour Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Visakha Bucha

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    Wednesday may 22, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) : This day is a Buddhist public holiday. This day commemorates the birth, the enlightment and the death (entry into the nirvana) of Buddha. Temples through the country are crowded with people listening to sermons about Dharma (Buddha's teaching) and in the evening there is a candlelit procession around the main building of the temple containing the Buddha statues. http://www.thaiworldview.com/feast/feast.htm

    Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
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    Children's Day

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    Monday june 3, 2024
    School holidays : Originated in the World Conference for the Wellbeing of Children in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925.

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning) - French schools

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    Friday june 28, 2024
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    Khao Pansa / Esala Poya (Buddhist Fast begins)

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    Saturday july 20, 2024
    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

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    Monday july 22, 2024
    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.