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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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