Laos Holidays
Lao Public Holidays 2020

The list of Lao public holidays below shows both official and non-official, but widely observed, Lao public holidays which are considered significant as some businesses, embassies in Laos and Lao government offices might be closed on these days.


On these public holidays government offices are shut as are businesses and banks, so make sure all your visa needs or travel arrangements are not urgent, particularly over the Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year) holiday in April. If the holidays fall on a weekend day, often the Monday following will be the designated holiday.

List of Lao Public Holidays 2020

1 January, Wednesday

International New Year's Day

20 January, Monday

National Military Day 

8 March, Sunday

International Women's Day

22 March, Sunday

Lao People's Revolutionary Party Day

13-16 April, Monday-Thursday

Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao)

1 May, Friday

International Labor Day 

1 June, Monday

International Children's Day & National Tree Planting Day

5 July, Sunday

Boun Khao Phansa  (Buddhist Lent Festival» Read more 

20 July, Monday

Lao National Women's day 

15 August, Saturday

National Constitution Day

18 August, Tuesday

Boat Racing Festival in Luang Prabang
(Same day as Boun Hor Khao Padubdin Festival (Buddhist Lent) that takes place through out Laos)

2 September, Wednesday

Boun Hor Khao Salak  (Ancestor Festival)

2 October, Friday

Boun Awk Pansa  (End of Buddhist Lent Festival» Read More

3 October, Saturday
(Observed in Vientiane only)

Boat Racing Festival in Vientiane » Read more

7 October, Wednesday

National Teacher's Day
(Commemorates all teachers through out the country)

12 October, Monday

Independence Day

31 October, Saturday
(Observed in Vientiane only)

That Luang Festival » Read more
Pilgrimage to That Luang Stupa in Vientiane 

2 December, Monday

Lao National Day

Note: Variation may occur because some holidays are based on Buddhist calendar.

Happy Lao Holidays! 

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