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Laotian New Year

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Singapore, Singapore
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Laotian New Year

Thinking of planning a trip to Luang Prabang in 2 weeks time and I understand its the Laotian New Year.

Am just wondering if the activities will cause the normal sightseeing places to close and the place to a standstill? Have experienced such situations and hope this wont occur as to spoil the holiday doing nothing but just stuck in the hotel.

Please advise if it's still okay to visit.

Santa Cruz, Cal
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reviews: 9
1. Re: Laotian New Year

lao new years starts the later part of this week lasts about a week

Toronto, Canada
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reviews: 20
2. Re: Laotian New Year

Lao New Year is officially April 14-16, with celebrations and parties in the days leading up to it. It definitively ends night of the 16th, with most businesses and sights re-opening (although everyone will be massively hungover, and some businesses/restaurants choose to extend the holiday).

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reviews: 6
3. Re: Laotian New Year

Make sure ur in Luang Prabang for Buddhist New Year. It is the best fun! Any Buddhist country will be fun. But Luang Prabang is the best for observing their traditional ceremonies & processions. As well as partying hard. Be prepared to get wet!! Sightseeing will not stand still. And you will see the beautiful people of Laos at their best. Get there!!

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4. Re: Laotian New Year

I am in Vientiane now and whilst the main stores are closed most main attractions are open. Be ready to be very wet. Off to the last day of celebrations in Luang Prabang in the morning

5. Re: Laotian New Year

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