Holidays and Closures

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The U.S. Embassy or Consulate observes both U.S. and Laos holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Laos holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

 U.S. Embassy Dates of Closure


During the year 2018, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate will be closed on these holidays.

Monday, January 1

New Year’s Day

Monday, January 15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, February 19

Presidents' Day

Thursday, March 8

International Women's Day

Friday, Monday, Tuesday - April 13, 16, 17

Lao New Year  (Observed 14-15)                            

Tuesday, May 1

International Labor Day

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day

Wednesday, July 4

Independence Day

Friday, July 20

Lao Women Union Day

Monday, September 3

Labor Day

Monday, October 8

Columbus Day 

Thursday, October 25

Boat Racing Festival

Monday, November 12

Veteran's Day

Monday, November 22

Thanksgiving Day 

Friday, November 23

That Luang Festival (Observed Nov 22)                  

Monday,, December 3

Lao National Day (Observed Dec 2)

Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Day