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VIENTIANE INTERNATIONAL HALF MARATHON 2018
Date: 4th March 2018
Venue: Vientiane Capital

THE ELEPHANTS FESTIVAL
Date: 16th - 22nd February 2018
Venue: Sayabouly District, Sayabouly Province


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EVENTS & FESTIVAL

Laos cerebrates many annual festivals called "Boun" in the Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and beautiful, signifying traditional aspects of Lao lifestyle. Most festivals are connected with religion and the yearly rice farming cycle. The timing of the festivals is calculated according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, thus changing every year. Please check the latest information before visiting these events.

International New Year's Day
Date: 1st January 2018
Venue: Nationwide



Boun Phabath Phonesan Stupa Festival
Date: 1st January 2018
Venue: Bolikhamxay Province

City Pillar Festival of 10 Ethnic Groups
Date: 1st January 2018
Venue: Sekong Province

Khmu New Year
Date: 12th - 15th January 2018
Venue: Xay District, Oudomxay Province



Elephant Festival in Ban Kiet Ngong
Date: 17th January 2018
Venue: Phou Asa Temple, Pathumphone District, Champasack  Province

Boun Pha That Sikhottabong Stupa Festival
Date: 25th - 31st January 2018
Venue: Khammouane Province

Pay Respect Footprints of Buddha Ban Nadoo
Date: 25th - 31st January 2018
Venue: Lakhonepheng District, Salavanh Province

Kapok Flowers Festival
Date: 27th - 29th January 2018
Venue: Nationwide

Wat Phou Festival
Date: 29th - 31st January 2018
Venue: Champasack Province



Boun Khao Chi (Makhaboucha)
Date: 31st January 2018
Venue: Nationwide

Laos cerebrates many annual festivals called "Boun" in the Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and beautiful, signifying traditional aspects of Lao lifestyle. Most festivals are connected with religion and the yearly rice farming cycle. The timing of the festivals is calculated according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, thus changing every year. Please check the latest information before visiting these events.

Mekongtique Market Fair 
Date: 8th - 10th February 2018 
Venue: Mekong Restaurant KM4, Vientiane Capital

The Elephants Festival 
Date: 16th - 22nd February 2018
Venue: Sayabouly District, Sayabouly Province

Flower Festival at That Hoi Khon
Date: 14th February 2018 
Venue: Chomphet District, Luang Prabang Province

Bicycle Caravan
Date: 14th February 2018 
Venue: Savannakhet Province

Tai New Year Festival
Date: 14th - 16th February 2018 
Venue: Na Mor District, Oudomxay Province

Ka Tang Minority Group Festival
Date: 15th - 17th February 2018 
Venue: Toumlan District, Salavanh Province

Boat Racing Festival at Ban Tedsaban
Date: 25th - 28th February 2018 
Venue: Toumlan District, Salavanh Province

Big Chicken Grill Festival
Date: 26th - 28th February 2018 
Venue: Khongxedon District, Salavanh Province
 

Laos cerebrates many annual festivals called "Boun" in the Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and beautiful, signifying traditional aspects of Lao lifestyle. Most festivals are connected with religion and the yearly rice farming cycle. The timing of the festivals is calculated according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, thus changing every year. Please check the latest information before visiting these events.

Traditional Ethnic Group Festival
Date: 2nd - 3rd March 2018
Venue: Ban Kiengkhong, Salavanh District, Salavanh Province 

Vientiane International Half Marathon
Date: 4th March 2018
Venue: Vientiane Capital

International Women's Day
Date: 8th March 2018
Venue: Nationwide

Traditional Boat Racing Festival
Date: 8th March 2018
Venue: Ban Paknga, Phonxay District, Luang Prabang Province

Pottery Expo 2018
Date: 15th March 2018
Venue: Ban Chan Neua, Chomphet District, Luang Prabang Province

17 Ethnic Groups Festival
Date: 15th - 20th March 2018
Venue: Luang Namtha Province

Luang Prabang Folk Song Competition
Date: 17th March 2018
Venue: Luang Prabang District, Luang Prabang Province

Traditional Ethnic Group Festival
Date: 17th - 18th March 2018
Venue: Ban Kiengtanglae, Salavanh District, Salavanh Province

Coffee Flowers Festival
Date: 21st - 23rd March 2018
Venue: Ban Dong, Lao Ngam District, Salavanh Province

Traditional Ethnic Group Festival
Date: 24th - 25th March 2018
Venue: Ban Kiengtadsoung, Salavanh District, Salavanh Province

Rya Festival of Pa Ko Ethnic
Date: 25th - 28th March 2018
Venue: Ban Samouay, Salavanh District, Salavanh Province

35th Year of Bokeo Anniversary
Date: 26th March 2018
Venue: Bokeo Province

Kadaoteuk Pagoda Festival
Date: 29th - 31st March 2018
Venue: Khongxedon District, Salavanh Province

Boun Khoun Khao or Khoun Lan (Rice Ceremony)

Date: ........... March 2018
Venue: Nationwide

Boun Phavet
Date: .............March 2018
Venue: Nationwide

Laos cerebrates many annual festivals called "Boun" in the Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and beautiful, signifying traditional aspects of Lao lifestyle. Most festivals are connected with religion and the yearly rice farming cycle. The timing of the festivals is calculated according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, thus changing every year. Please check the latest information before visiting these events.

Hor Tai Pi Dok Festival
Date: 2nd - 8th April 2018
Venue: Salavanh Province

Boat Racing Festival in Kaengkou-Pakset
Date: 10th - 12th April 2018
Venue: Vapi District, Salavanh Province

Pha Chao Singkham Buddha Celebration
Date: 12th - 15th April 2018
Venue: Meuang La District, Oudomxay Province

Boun Pi Mai Lao or Lao New Year (Laos-Thai Relationship)
Date: 13th - 16th April 2018
Venue: Bokeo Province

Official Celebration of Visit Laos Year 2018 in Luang Prabang
Date: 15thApril 2018
Venue: Luang Prabang Province



Boat Racing Festival in Meuang Ngar 
Date: 23th - 26th April 2018
Venue: Ngar District, Oudomxay Province

Rocket Festival
Date:  ---------April 2018
Venue: Sing District, Luang Namtha Province

Laos cerebrates many annual festivals called "Boun" in the Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and beautiful, signifying traditional aspects of Lao lifestyle. Most festivals are connected with religion and the yearly rice farming cycle. The timing of the festivals is calculated according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, thus changing every year. Please check the latest information before visiting these events.

International Labour's Day
Date: 1st May 2018
Venue: 
Nationwide

Keo Lak Meuang (Crystal Pillar) and Leaders Caves Festival
Date: 15th - 17th May 2018
Venue: Houaphanh Province

Rocket Festival
Date: 27th - 29th May 2018
Venue: Ban Simoungkhoun & Ban Sibounheuang, Nan District, Luang Prabang Province

Boun Visakhaboucha
Date: 29th May 2018
Venue: Nationwide

Boun Bang Fai (Rocket Festival)
Date: Begin of May - the end of June 2018
Venue: Vientiane Province (Phon Hong District) and Nationwide

Laos cerebrates many annual festivals called "Boun" in the Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and beautiful, signifying traditional aspects of Lao lifestyle. Most festivals are connected with religion and the yearly rice farming cycle. The timing of the festivals is calculated according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, thus changing every year. Please check the latest information before visiting these events.

International Children's Day and National Tree Planting Day
Date: 1st June 2018
Venue: Nationwide

 

 

Laos cerebrates many annual festivals called "Boun" in the Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and beautiful, signifying traditional aspects of Lao lifestyle. Most festivals are connected with religion and the yearly rice farming cycle. The timing of the festivals is calculated according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, thus changing every year. Please check the latest information before visiting these events.

Luang Prabang Simply Beautiful
Date: --------- July 2018
Venue: Luang Prabang Province

Blogger Meet Up and Exchange visit to reflect Luang Prabang Simply Beautiful
Date: -------July 2018
Venue: Luang Prabang Province

Asalahaboucha Day and Boun Khao Phansa Festival (Buddhist Lent)
Date: 27th July 2018
Venue: Nationwide

Laos cerebrates many annual festivals called "Boun" in the Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and beautiful, signifying traditional aspects of Lao lifestyle. Most festivals are connected with religion and the yearly rice farming cycle. The timing of the festivals is calculated according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, thus changing every year. Please check the latest information before visiting these events.

Laos cerebrates many annual festivals called "Boun" in the Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and beautiful, signifying traditional aspects of Lao lifestyle. Most festivals are connected with religion and the yearly rice farming cycle. The timing of the festivals is calculated according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, thus changing every year. Please check the latest information before visiting these events.

Boun Khao Padabdin (Rice Growing Festival)  
Date: 9th September 2018
Venue: Nationwide 

Boat Racing Festival
Date: 9th September 2018
Venue: Luang Prabang Province

Boat Racing Festival 
Date: 23th - 24th September 2018
Venue: Salavanh Province

Boun Khao Salak Ancestor Festival 
Date: 24th September 2018
Venue: Nationwide

World Tourism Day Celebration (Mini-Marathon, Tourism Seminar, Photo Competition)
Date: 27th September 2018
Venue: Vientiane Capital


Seminar on Sustainable Tourism Development with Public and Private Sector
Date: 27th September 2018
Venue: Luang Prabang Province

 

Laos cerebrates many annual festivals called "Boun" in the Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and beautiful, signifying traditional aspects of Lao lifestyle. Most festivals are connected with religion and the yearly rice farming cycle. The timing of the festivals is calculated according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, thus changing every year. Please check the latest information before visiting these events.

Boat Racing Festival in Meuang Houn
Date: 4th - 6th October 2018
Venue: Meuang Houn, Oudomxay Province

National Teacher's Day
Date: 7th October 2018
Venue: Nationwide

Salavanh Traditional Boat Racing Festival
Date: 22nd - 24th October 2018
Venue: Salavanh Province

Naga Rocket
Date: 24th October 2018
Venue: Bolikhamxay Province

Boun Ok Phansa (The end of buddhist lent)
Date: 24th October 2018 
Venue: Nationwide

Lhai Heua Fai, Festival of the Boats of Light)
Date: 24th - 25th October 2018
Venue: Luang Prabang Province

Boat Racing Festival
Date: 25th October 2018
Venue: Vientiane Capital, Sayabouly, Khammouane, Savannakhet, Champasack Province & Phongsaly Province

Luang Prabang Half Marathon
Date: -----October 2018
Venue: Luang Prabang Province

Handicraft Expo 2018
Date: 27th October 2018
Venue: Lao-ITECC, Vientiane Capital

Laos cerebrates many annual festivals called "Boun" in the Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and beautiful, signifying traditional aspects of Lao lifestyle. Most festivals are connected with religion and the yearly rice farming cycle. The timing of the festivals is calculated according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, thus changing every year. Please check the latest information before visiting these events.

Boun Khao Kai Noy Festival
Date: 5th - 8th November 2018
Venue: Xieng Khouan Province

Kin Nga Festival of Ta-Oy Ethnic
Date: 8th - 10th November 2018
Venue: Ta-Oy District, Salavanh Province

National Sport Game of Xieng Khouang Province
Date: 11th November 2018
Venue: Xieng Khouang Province

Traditional Handicraft Festival
Date: 15th - 17th November 2018
Venue: Meuang Beng, Oudomxay Province

That Luang Festival and Trade Fair in Vientiane Capital
Date: 18th - 22nd November 2018
Venue: Vientiane Capital

Ta-Oy Ethnic Festival
Date: 21st November 2018
Venue: Ban Kape, Ta-Oy District, Salavanh Province

The Biggest Arm Giving at That Luang Area
Date: 22nd November 2018
Venue: Vientiane Capital

Lao Traditional Music Festival at That Luang Festival
Date: 22nd November 2018
Venue: Meuang Beng, Oudomxay Province

Cycling Activities to Reduce Environmental Pollution and to Promote Tourisom in Luang Prabang Province
Date: ---------November 2018
Venue: Luang Prabang Province

That Luang Festival and Trade Fair in V

 

Laos cerebrates many annual festivals called "Boun" in the Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and beautiful, signifying traditional aspects of Lao lifestyle. Most festivals are connected with religion and the yearly rice farming cycle. The timing of the festivals is calculated according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, thus changing every year. Please check the latest information before visiting these events.

Lao National Day
Date: 2nd December 2018
Venue: Nationwide

Vang Vieng Music Festival
Date: 15th - 16th December 2018
Venue: Vang Vieng District,  Vientiane Province

That Inghang Festival
Date: 17th - 22nd December 2018
Venue: Savannakhet Province

Luang Prabang Film Festival
Ancient Luang Prabang "Market Fair on Preserving Cultural Heritage for Tourism "
Date: ------ December 2018
Venue: Luang Prabang Province

Boun Kinchieng (Hmong New Year)
Date: 17th - 23rd December 2018
Venue: Xaysomboun Province

Boun Phao Chao Sayasettha Stupa Festival
Date: 23rd - 25th December 2018
Venue: Attapeu Province

Ethnic Minority Festival
Date: 24th - 27th December 2018
Venue: Oudomxay Town, Oudomxay Province

Khmu Ethnic
Date: ----- December 2018
Venue: Na Lae District, Luang Namtha Province

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