Photo: Tuktuk passes Wat Saiynaphum in Savannakhet.
Are you ready for the fun and revelry of ປີໃໝ່ລາວ Lao New Year? The 2 week countdown starts today.
Many Lao communities around the world will be having their celebrations at varying times depending on their own availability and schedules. However as a reminder the important dates are:
The Buddhist year is 2560 (which equals 2017 BCE).
April 14 - Final day of the current year - ວັນສັງຂານລວ່ງ
April 15 - Corollary day - ວັນເນົາ
April 16 - First day of the New Year - ວັນສັງຂານຂື້ນປີໃໝ່ລາວ