Decree Outlines Official Holidays for 2018


Several days ago, in an effort to resolve any doubt regarding when workers do not legally have to come to work, the Lao government issued a decree detailing the official calendar holidays for upcoming year 2018.

The dates are as follows:

  • 1 January: New Year’s Day
  • 8 March: International Women’s Day
  • Several days in April: Lao New Year Celebration (yet to be fixed)
  • 1 May: International Labor Day
  • 2 December: National Day

Government Decree Outlining Official Holidays (signed by Prime Minister Sisoulith)

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