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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


Currency: Kip (LAK)
Internet domain: .la - Telephone code: +856 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +7 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Sunday May 1, 2022Labour DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 15, 2022Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Monday May 16, 2022Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaEvents, celebrations...
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Monday May 16, 2022Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Wednesday June 1, 2022Children's DaySchool holidays
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Wednesday June 1, 2022Children's DaySchool holidays
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Friday June 24, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Wednesday July 13, 2022Khao Pansa / Esala Poya (Buddhist Fast begins)Buddhism (Theravada)
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Wednesday July 20, 2022Lao Women Union's DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday September 6, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday October 3, 2022Mid-Autumn festivalEvents, celebrations...
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Friday October 7, 2022Foundation DayBanks only
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Monday October 10, 2022Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends)Buddhism (Theravada)
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Tuesday October 11, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Tuesday October 11, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Friday October 21, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday November 7, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday November 8, 2022Festival of the Golden Stupa (in Vientiane only)Buddhism (Theravada)
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Wednesday November 9, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Labour Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Public holiday

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

Visakha Bucha

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Sunday May 15, 2022
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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Monday May 16, 2022
Culture :

Visakha Bucha

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Monday May 16, 2022
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

Children's Day

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Wednesday June 1, 2022
School holidays :

Children's Day

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Wednesday June 1, 2022
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 19, 2022
cards/flowers :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 24, 2022
School holidays :

Khao Pansa / Esala Poya (Buddhist Fast begins)

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
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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Wednesday July 20, 2022
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.

Summer holiday (end)

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Tuesday September 6, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-Autumn festival

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Monday October 3, 2022
Culture :

Foundation Day

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Friday October 7, 2022
Banks only : Marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Central Treasury during the Civil War

Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends)

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Monday October 10, 2022
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

Banks are closed

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Tuesday October 11, 2022
Banks only :

Regional holiday

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Tuesday October 11, 2022
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-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday October 21, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday November 7, 2022
School holidays :

Festival of the Golden Stupa (in Vientiane only)

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Tuesday November 8, 2022
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]

Banks are closed

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Wednesday November 9, 2022
Banks only :