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MEKONG TOURISM FORUM 2017
Date: 6th - 9th June 2017
Venue: Luang Prabang

“Visit ASEAN@50 Golden Celebration 2017” 
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BOUN BANG FAI (ROCKET FESTIVAL)
Date: Begin of May - the end of June 2017
Venue: Vientiane Province (Phon Hong District) and Nationwide

BOUN PI MAI (LAO NEW YEAR)
Date: 14th - 16th April 2017
Venue: Nationwide


EXPLORE LAOS
  • ATTAPEU PROVINCE - NONG FA LAKE
    ATTAPEU PROVINCE - NONG FA LAKE
  • BOKEO PROVINCE - GIBBON EXPERIENCE
    BOKEO PROVINCE - GIBBON EXPERIENCE
  • BOLIKHAMXAY PROVINCE - TAD XAY WATERFALL
    BOLIKHAMXAY PROVINCE - TAD XAY WATERFALL
  • CHAMPASACK PROVINCE - KHONE PHAPHENG WATERFALL
    CHAMPASACK PROVINCE - KHONE PHAPHENG WATERFALL
  • HOUAPHANH PROVINCE - KAYSONE PHOMVIHANE CAVE
    HOUAPHANH PROVINCE - KAYSONE PHOMVIHANE CAVE
  • KHAMMOUANE PROVINCE - XEBANGFAI CAVE
    KHAMMOUANE PROVINCE - XEBANGFAI CAVE
  • LUANG NAMTHA - RICE FIELD
    LUANG NAMTHA - RICE FIELD
  • OUDOMXAY PROVINCE - NAM KAT WATERFALL
    OUDOMXAY PROVINCE - NAM KAT WATERFALL
  • PHONGSALY PROVINCE - GNOT OU DISTRICT
    PHONGSALY PROVINCE - GNOT OU DISTRICT
  • SALAVANH PROVINCE - HOR TRAI (BUDDHIST LIBRARY)
    SALAVANH PROVINCE - HOR TRAI (BUDDHIST LIBRARY)
  • SAVANNAKHET PROVINCE - PHOU XANG HAE NPA
    SAVANNAKHET PROVINCE - PHOU XANG HAE NPA
  • SAYABOULY PROVINCE - ELEPHANT FESTIVAL
    SAYABOULY PROVINCE - ELEPHANT FESTIVAL
  • SEKONG PROVINCE - TAD HOUAKHON WATERFALL
    SEKONG PROVINCE - TAD HOUAKHON WATERFALL
  • VIENTIANE CAPITAL - THE XIENG KHOUAN BUUDHA PARK
    VIENTIANE CAPITAL - THE XIENG KHOUAN BUUDHA PARK
  • Vientiane , Nam Ngum Dam
    Vientiane , Nam Ngum Dam
  • Xaysomboun, Thammorlakod
    Xaysomboun, Thammorlakod
  • XIENG KHOUANG PROVINCE - THE PLAIN OF JARS
    XIENG KHOUANG PROVINCE - THE PLAIN OF JARS
  • NORTHERN HERITAGE ROUTE
    NORTHERN HERITAGE ROUTE
  • VIENTIANE CAPITAL - HOR PHA KEO MUSEUM
    VIENTIANE CAPITAL - HOR PHA KEO MUSEUM
  • VIENTIANE PROVINCE - VANG VIENG
    VIENTIANE PROVINCE - VANG VIENG
  • HOUAPHANH PROVINCE - HIN TANG ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
    HOUAPHANH PROVINCE - HIN TANG ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
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 2017
Venue: Nationwide

Phrathat Sampang Stupa Festival
Date: 10th -12th January 2017
Venue: Champasack Province

The 12th Lao Food Festival
Date: 25th - 27th January 2017
Venue: Chao Anouvong Park, 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.

Wat Phou Festival
Date: 11th February 2017
Venue: Champasack Province

Sikhottabong Festival
Date: 11th February 2017
Venue: Khammouane Province

Boun Khao Chi (Makhaboucha)
Date: 11th Febuary 2017
Venue: Nationwide

The Elephant Festival and Trade Fairs
Date: 13th - 19th February 2017 (Trade Fairs)
Date: 17th - 19th February 2017 (Elephant Festival)
Venue: Sayabouly District, Sayabouly 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 Women's Day
Date: 8th March 2017
Venue: Nationwide

Vientiane International Half Marathon
Date: 12th March 2017
Venue: Nationwide

Boun Khoun Khao or Khoun Lan (Rice Ceremony)
Date: ........... March 2017
Venue: Nationwide

Boun Phavet
Date: .............March 2017
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.

Boun Pi Mai (Lao New Year)
Date: 14th - 16th April 2017
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.

International Labour's Day
Date: 1st May 2017
Venue: 
Nationwide

Boun Visakhaboucha
Date: 10th May 2017
Venue: Nationwide

Boun Bang Fai (Rocket Festival)
Date: Begin of May - the end of June 2017
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 2017
Venue: Nationwide

Mekong Tourism Forum 2017
Date: 6th - 9th June 2017
Venue: Luang Prabang

 

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.

Asalahaboucha Day and Boun Khao Phansa Festival (Buddhist Lent)
Date: 8th July 2017
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.

Boun Khao Padabdin (Rice Growing Festival)  
Date: 21st August 2017
Venue: Nationwide 

Boat Racing Festival
Date: 21st August 2017
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.

Boun Khao Salak Ancestor Festival 
Date: 5th September 2017
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.

Naga Rocket
Date: 5th October 2017
Venue: Bolikhamxay Province

Boun Ok Phansa (The end of buddhist lent)
Date: 5th October 2017 
Venue: Nationwide

Lhai Heua Fai, Festival of the Boats of Light)
Date: 5th October 2017
Venue: Luang Prabang Province

Boat Racing Festival
Date: 6th October 2017
Venue: Vientiane Capital, Sayabouly, Khammouane, Savannakhet & Champasack Province

National Teacher's Day
Date: 7th October 2017 
Venue: Nationwide

Luang Prabang Half Marathon
Date: 22nd October 2017 
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.

Laos Handicaft Festival
Date: ................. November  2017
Venue: Lao-ITECC, Vientiane Capital

That Luang Festival and Trade Fair in Vientiane Capital
Date: 3rd November 2017
Venue: 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.

Lao National Day
Date: 2nd December 2017
Venue: Nationwide

That Inghang Festival
Date: 3rd December 2017
Venue: Savannakhet Province

Luang Prabang Film Festival
Date: ................. December 2017 
Venue: Luang Prabang ( Dara Market )

Hmong New Year
Date: Beginning of December-End of January
Venue: Vientiane, Oudomxay, Xieng Khouang, Luang Prabang

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