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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 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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    Friday december 20, 2024Winter holiday (beginning) - French schoolsSchool holidays
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    Saturday december 28, 2024Hmong New YearEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday january 6, 2025Winter holiday (end) - French schoolsSchool holidays
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    Wednesday january 29, 2025Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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    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.

    Winter holiday (beginning) - French schools

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    Friday december 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Hmong New Year

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

    New Year's Day

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    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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    Monday january 6, 2025
    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

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    Chinese New Year

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    Wednesday january 29, 2025
    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.