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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 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) - French schoolsSchool holidays
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    Wednesday November 2, 2022Mid-term holiday (end) - French schoolsSchool 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 2, 2022National DayNational Day
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    Friday December 16, 2022Winter holiday (beginning) - French schoolsSchool 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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    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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    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) - French schools

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    Friday October 21, 2022
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end) - French schools

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    Wednesday November 2, 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 :

    National Day

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    Friday December 2, 2022
    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 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) - 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
    Secular holiday :

    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.