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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

  • 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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    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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    Tuesday september 3, 2024Summer holiday (end) - French schoolsSchool holidays
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    Thursday october 3, 2024Mid-Autumn festivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday october 7, 2024Foundation DayBanks only
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    Thursday october 17, 2024Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends)Buddhism (Theravada)
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    Friday october 18, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning) - French schoolsSchool holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024Festival of the Golden Stupa (in Vientiane only)Buddhism (Theravada)
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    Monday november 4, 2024Mid-term holiday (end) - French schoolsSchool holidays
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    Monday december 2, 2024National DayNational Day
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    Friday december 20, 2024Winter holiday (beginning) - French schoolsSchool holidays
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    Saturday december 28, 2024Hmong New YearEvents, celebrations...
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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
    cards/flowers :

    Summer holiday (beginning) - French schools

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    Friday june 28, 2024
    School holidays :

    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.

    Summer holiday (end) - French schools

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    Tuesday september 3, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-Autumn festival

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    Thursday october 3, 2024
    Culture :

    Foundation Day

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    Monday october 7, 2024
    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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    Thursday october 17, 2024
    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

    Mid-term holiday (beginning) - French schools

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    Friday october 18, 2024
    School holidays :

    Festival of the Golden Stupa (in Vientiane only)

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    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]

    Mid-term holiday (end) - French schools

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    Monday november 4, 2024
    School holidays :

    National Day

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    Monday december 2, 2024
    Secular holiday : After the Vietnam War ended that the Communist-led Pathet Lao eventually took entire political control of the country and forced King Savāngvatthanā to abdicate on 2 December 1975. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Winter holiday (beginning) - French schools

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    Friday december 20, 2024
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    Hmong New Year

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    Saturday december 28, 2024
    Culture : Celebrates the end of the harvest season