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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Laos. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day
14 AprFriLao New Year (Pi Mai)
15 AprSatLao New Year (Pi Mai)
16 AprSunLao New Year (Pi Mai)
1 MayMonLabour Day
1 JunThuChildren's Day
8 JulSatKhao Pansa (Buddhist Fast Begins)
5 OctThuBouk Ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast Ends)
6 OctFriBoat Racing Festival at Mekhong
(Vientiane only)
14 NovTueThat Luang Festival
(Vientiane only)
1 DecFriLao National Day Holiday
2 DecSatLao National Day

Although Laos officially recognizes 11 official holidays, employees are only entitled to six paid holidays per year. Holiday entitlement is generally regulated by mandatory employment contracts or trade union agreements.