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Laos 2019 Public Holidays Announced

Source: The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Ventiane)
Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2019


The Prime Minister’s Office of the government of Laos has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Laos for the upcoming calendar year 2019.

In line with what often happened in past years (2016-12-19, 2015-12-18, 2014-12-10, 2013-12-27, 2013-01-28 and 2011-04-09), but not all (2017-12-16, 2012-04-05, 2012-01-17, 2009-04-10 and 2008-04-08), the aforementioned announcement does not extend the usual annual 3-day Pi Mai public holiday to compensate the fact that one of the dates of this public holiday falls on a weekend, as this is the case in 2019, though a later announcement further extending the duration of the Lao New Year public holidays in Laos is always possible (2018-03-28, 2017-03-22, 2016-03-31, 2015-04-06, 2013-04-08 and 2012-04-05).



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