Public Holidays in 2017:
January 01, 2017: International New Year 2017
March 08, 2017: International Women’s Day
April 14, 15, 16, 2017: Lao New Year Days
May 01, 2017: International Labor Day
July 20, 2017: Lao Women Union’s Day
October 05,06, 2017: Boun Ock Phansa & Boat Racing Festival Day
November 03, 2017: That Luang Festival Day
December 02, 2017: Lao National Day
Event calendar 2017:
Laos celebrates many annual festivals called “Boun” in Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and

beautiful signifying traditional aspects of Lao lifestyle. Most festivals are connected with religion and the yearly rice farming cycle. The timing of the festivals is calculates according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, thus changed every year.

11 Feb 2017 Wat Phou Festival Pakse, Champasak
13-19 Feb 2017 the Elephant Festival Sayabouly, Luang Prabang
13-16 April 2017 Boun Pi Mai Luang Prabang, Vientiane
08 July 2017 Boun Khao Phansa Luang Prabang, Vientiane
24-26 August 2017 Boun Khao Padapdin and Boat Racing Festival Luang Prabang
05-06 Oct 2017 Boun Ok Phansa and Boat Racing Festival Luang Prabang, Vientiane
02-03 Nov 2017 That Luang Festival Vientiane
06-10 Dec 2017 Luang Prabang Film Festival Luang Prabang
02-06 Dec 2017 Hmong New Year Luang Prabang, Xieng Khoang, Vientiane