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Laos festival dates for 2016

Here are the dates for the main festivals in Laos in 2016. Dates are sometimes fully confirmed a little nearer the time, but hopefully this will help a little when planning your trip. We are more than happy to plan your trip around a specific festival, as everything we do is customized, so just let us know what you are interested in seeing.

Festival  Place  Dates
Boun Pha Wet
Throughout Laos
01 January 2016
Chinese New Year
Throughout Laos
08 February 2016
Vat Phou Festival
Vat, Phou, Champasak
Date to be confirmed, we expect 22 February 2016
Boun Maka Bousa
Luang Namtha
22 February 2016
Lao Elephant Festival
Sayaboury
March - date to be confirmed 
International Women’s Day
Throughout Laos   08 March 2016
Laos New Year
Throughout Laos
13-15 April 2016
Boun Bang Fai (Rocket Festival)
Throughout Laos
May - June 2016 (across several dates)
Labour Day
Throughout Laos
01 May 2016
Visakha Bouxa Day
Throughout Laos
Date to be confirmed, we expect 20 May 2016
Children’s Day
Throughout Laos
01 June 2016
Khao Khao Pansa
Throughout Laos
Date to be confirmed, we expect 20 July 2016
Haw Khao Padap Din
Throughout Laos
Date to be confirmed, we expect  August 2016
Boun Khao Salak
Throughout Laos
Date to be confirmed, we expect early September 2016
Vientiane Boat racing
Vientiane
Date to be confirmed, we expect October 2016
Boat races
Throughout Laos
Dates to be confirmed, we expect October 2016 (several dates)
Luang Prabang Half Marathon
Luang Prabang
Dates to be confirmed, we expect October 2016
Boun Ok Pansa
Throughout Laos
Dates to be confirmed, we expect 16 October 2016
Boun That Luang
Vientiane
Dates to be confirmed, normally early November 2016
Lao National Day
Throughout Laos
02 December 2016
Luang Prabang Film Festival
Luang Prabang
Dates to be confirmed, we expect early December 2016
Hmong New Year
Throughout Laos
Dates to be confirmed, we expect early December 2016

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