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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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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday January 4, 2023Winter holiday (end) - French schoolsSchool holidays
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    Monday January 23, 2023Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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    Wednesday February 15, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning) - French schoolSchool holidays
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    Monday February 27, 2023Mid-term holiday (end) - French schoolSchool holidays
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    Monday March 6, 2023Makha Bucha DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday March 22, 2023People's Party DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday April 7, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning) - French schoolSchool holidays
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    Thursday April 13, 2023Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)Secular holiday
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    Friday April 14, 2023Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)Secular holiday
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    Saturday April 15, 2023Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)Secular holiday
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    Monday April 24, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday May 4, 2023Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Friday May 5, 2023Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaEvents, celebrations...
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    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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

    Winter holiday (end) - French schools

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    Wednesday January 4, 2023
    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

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2023

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    Chinese New Year

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    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) - French school

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    Wednesday February 15, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end) - French school

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    Monday February 27, 2023
    School holidays :

    Makha Bucha Day

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    Monday March 6, 2023
    Culture :

    Womens' Day

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
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    People's Party Day

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    Wednesday March 22, 2023
    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 7, 2023
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    Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)

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    Thursday April 13, 2023
    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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    Friday April 14, 2023
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Laotian New Year (Pi Mai)

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    Saturday April 15, 2023
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    Labour Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Visakha Bucha

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    Thursday May 4, 2023
    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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    Friday May 5, 2023
    Culture :