Laos

SHORT INFORMATION

Vientiane

Vientiane is the capital of Laos with a population of presently 464.000 , located on the bank of the Mekong river.

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.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Lao New Year

Pi Mai Lao or Lao New year is the liveliest holiday of the year and one that everyone looks forward to, as it is a time when many people visit their families all over the country.