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 2017, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate will be closed on these holidays.

Monday, January 2

New Year’s Day (Observed Jan 1)

Monday, January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, February 20

Presidents' Day

Wednesday, March 8

International Women's Day

Friday, Monday, Tuesday - April 14, 17, 18

Lao New Year

Monday, May 1

International Labor Day

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day

Tuesday, July 4

Independence Day

Thursday, July 20

Lao Women Union Day

Monday, September 4

Labor Day

Friday, October 6

Boat Racing Festival

Monday, October 9

Columbus Day 

Friday, November 3

That Luang Festival

Friday, November 10

Veteran's Day

Thursday, November 23

Thanksgiving Day

Monday,, December 4

Lao National Day (Observed Dec 2)

Monday, December 25

Christmas Day