Laos

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Laos Holidays

Despite the Communist takeover in the mid-1970s, Laos remains a Buddhist country in everything but name. Patriotic holidays are still celebrated in this landlocked country, but only on Buddhist holidays do the Lao people let their hair down and celebrate.

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RELIGION AND BELIEFS IN LAOS

Within Laos approximately 60-70% of the population are said to be Theravada Buddhists, with the remaining population largely following Animism in the form of spirit (phii) worship.

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Top Sights to See in Laos

Planning a visit to Laos? You can expect to see a ton of interesting things during your trip to Laos such as ancient temples, rice fields, natural parks, Buddhist monks and shrines, as well as enjoy memorable experiences such as cruising the Mekong River.