Laos Festival Dates

Here are the dates for the main festivals in Laos. 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 tailor-made, so just let us know what you are interested in seeing.


1st January 2019

International New Year’s Day

Throughout Laos
20th January 2019

Army Day

Throughout Laos
1st February 2019

Lao Trade Union Day

Throughout Laos
19th February 2019

Celebrating the teachings of Buddha

Throughout Laos
8th March 2019

International Women's Day

Throughout Laos
22nd March 2019

Day of the Lao Peoples Party

Throughout Laos
14th - 16th April 2019

Laos New Year

Throughout Laos
19th April 2019

Celebrating the Birth of the Buddha

Throughout Laos
1st May 2019

International Labour Day

Throughout Laos
1st June 2019

International Children's Day

Throughout Laos
13th July 2019

President Souphanouvong’s Birth

Throughout Laos
16th July 2019

The Beginning of Buddhist Lent

Throughout Laos
20th July 2019

Establishment Day of Lao's Women's Union

Throughout Laos
13th August 2019

National Mass Media's Day

Throughout Laos
15th August 2019

National Constitution Day

Throughout Laos
20th August 2019

Uprising Day

Throughout Laos
29th August 2019

Rice Growing Festival / Boat Racing in Luang Prabang

Throughout Laos
13th September 2019

Ancestor Festival

Throughout Laos
7th October 2019

National Teacher's Day

Throughout Laos
12th October 2019

Independence Day

Throughout Laos
13th October 2019

The End of Buddhist Lent / Boat racing festival in Luang Prabang and Pakse / Festival of fire boat in Vientiane

Throughout Laos
14th October 2019

Festival of the fire boat in Luang Prabang / Boat racing festival in Vientiane

Throughout Laos
11th November 2019

Thatlung Festival

Throughout Laos
2nd December 2019

Lao National Day

Throughout Laos
31st December 2019

International New Year's Eve

Throughout Laos
1st January 2020

International New Year’s Day

Throughout Laos
9th March 2020

International Women's Day

Throughout Laos
14th - 16th April 2020

Laos New Year

Throughout Laos
1st May 2020

International Labour Day

Throughout Laos
20th July 2020

Establishment Day of Lao's Women's Union

Throughout Laos
19th August 2020

Boat Racing in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang
2nd October 2020

Boat racing festival in Vientiane and Pakse / Festival of the fire boat in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, Vientiane and Pakse
31st October 2020

Thatlung Festival

Throughout Laos
2nd December 2020

Lao National Day

Throughout Laos
31st December 2020

International New Year's Eve

Throughout Laos
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