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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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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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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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Friday December 16, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Wednesday December 28, 2022Hmong New YearEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 2, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday January 23, 2023Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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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.

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 :

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 16, 2022
School holidays :

Hmong New Year

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Wednesday December 28, 2022
Culture : Celebrates the end of the harvest season

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)

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Monday January 2, 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

Dates confirmed dates till Oct 2022

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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