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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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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday February 1, 2022Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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Friday February 11, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Wednesday February 16, 2022Makha Bucha DayEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday February 23, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday March 8, 2022Womens' DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday March 22, 2022People's Party DayEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday April 12, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday April 14, 2022Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)Secular holiday
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Friday April 15, 2022Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)Secular holiday
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Saturday April 16, 2022Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)Secular holiday
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Monday April 18, 2022Optional holidaySecular holiday
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Friday April 29, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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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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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Public holiday

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday :

Winter holiday (end)

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Monday January 3, 2022
School holidays : Http://lyceehoffet.org
Lycée français international Josué Hoffet

Schooling in Laos is mandatory till age 12
Teaching languages: Lao
schools may remain open on Saturday
school uniforms not required

Dates confirmed dates till Oct 2022

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Chinese New Year

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
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. NOT a public holiday

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 11, 2022
School holidays :

Makha Bucha Day

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Wednesday February 16, 2022
Culture :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Wednesday February 23, 2022
School holidays :

Womens' Day

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Tuesday March 8, 2022
Secular holiday :

People's Party Day

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Tuesday March 22, 2022
Culture : A successor to the Communist Party of Indochina, the Lao People's Party was founded on 22 March, 1955.

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Tuesday April 12, 2022
School holidays :

Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)

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Friday April 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)

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Saturday April 16, 2022
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

Optional holiday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Secular holiday :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Friday April 29, 2022
School holidays :

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.