Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao

13 April 2015 – 16 April 2015 all-day
Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao

This is the biggest celebration of the year throughout the country and is a fun event to take part in.

Lao New Year is celebrated for three days in mid-April. The festival is based on the importance of water in people’s daily lives, and you will certainly get wet during this time. During Pii Mai, people splash water on one another to cleanse them of misfortune and bring luck for the coming year.

In the Vat, Buddha images are cleansed with sacred water and many Lao people make special offerings at the temples during this time of the year. During Pii Mai Lao most businesses and government offices are closed.