April 01, 2017

Reminder: ປີໃໝ່ລາວ Lao New Year is quickly approaching

Tuktuk passes Wat Saiynaphum in Savannakhet
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 - ​ວັນ​ສັງ​ຂານ​ລ​ວ່ງ
April 15 - Corollary day - ​ວັນ​ເນົາ
April 16 - First day of the New Year - ​ວັນ​ສັງ​ຂານ​ຂື້ນ​ປີ​ໃໝ່​ລາວ

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