Laos

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

People & Culture of Laos

One of the lowest population densities in Asia, at 19 persons per square km, and an estimated population of only 5.4 million people, belies the fact that Laos is home to 68 different ethnic groups. These fall into three groupings, based upon language, culture and traditions.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Laos Drinks

Water purified for drinking purposes is simply called nam deum (drinking water), whether it is boiled or filtered.

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.