Lao Holidays

Lao Holidays

Announcement of Lao Holidays - ການປະກາດວັນພັກຂອງປະເທດລາວ

Announcement of Lao holidays throughout the year.

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ການປະກາດວັນພັກຂອງປະເທດລາວ Announcement of Lao Holidays
ນີແມ່ນວັນພັກຕ່າງໆຂອງ ສ.ປ.ປ.ລາວ Here are the Lao holidays.*
ວັນທີ 1 ເດືອນມັງກອນແມ່ນວັນປີໃໝ່ສາກົນ 1 January is International New Year.
ວັນທີ 14 ເດືອນກຸມພາແມ່ນວັນແຫ່ງຄວາມຮັກ 14 February is Valentine’s day.
ວັນທີ 8 ເດືອນມີນາແມ່ນວັນແມ່ຍິງສາກົນ 8 March is International Women's Day
ເດືອນເມສາແມ່ນວັນບຸນປີໃໝ່ລາວ Lao New Year is in April.
ເຊິ່ງບາງປີແມ່ນກຳນົດເອົາ 3ວັນຄື ວັນທີ 13-14-15, ແຕ່ ບາງປີແມ່ນຖືກກຳນົດເອົາ 4 ວັນຄື: ວັນທີ 13-14-15-16 The holiday occurs over the span of 3 days. Some years, it’s the date range of 13, 14, 15. Some years its the 13-16.
ວັນທີ 1 ເດືອນພຶດສະພາແມ່ນວັນກຳມະກອນ On 1 May, there’s International Labor Day.
ວັນທີ 6 ເດືອນພຶດສະພາແມ່ນວັນບຸນວິສາຂະ ບູຊາແລະກຳນົດເອົາວັນທີ7 ແມ່ນວັນປ່ຽນປີ ພ.ສ. ເກົ່າມາເປັນ ພ.ສ. ໃໝ່ On 6 May, there’s Visakhabuza’s day and on the 7th, the year will be changed from this date referring to the Buddhist calendar (BE)**
ວັນທີ 1 ເດືອນມີຖຸນາແມ່ນວັນປູກຕົ້ນໄມ້ ຫລື ວັນເດັກນ້ອຍສາກົນ 1 June is the day of planting or children’s day.
ວັນທີ 20 ເດືອນກໍລະກົດແມ່ນ ວັນສ້າງຕັ້ງສະຫະພັນແມ່ຍິງລາວ 20 July is Women's Union Establishment Day.
ວັນຂຶ້ນ 15 ຄຳ່ ເດືອນ 8 (ຕ້ອງອີງຕາມ Lunar Calendar) ແມ່ນວັນບຸນເຂົ້າພັນສາ The full moon (15 nights) day of August (Lunar Calendar) is called Buddhist lent day.
ວັນທີ 13 ເດືອນກໍລະກົດແມ່ນ ວັນຄ້າຍວັນເກີດທ່ານສຸພານຸວົງ 13 July is the birthday of (the founder and former president of Laos) Mr. Souphanouvong.
ນັບແຕ່ເດືອນກໍລະກົດ, ດືອນສິງຫາຫາຕົ້ນເດືອນ ຕຸລາແມ່ນວັນບຸນເຂົ້າພັນສາ Starting from July/August until the beginning of October is called: Buddhist lent’s day
(ບຸນເຂົ້າພັນສາໃຊ້ເວລາ 3 ເດືອນ, ເຊິ່ງຊາວພຸດ ບໍ່ອະນຸຍາດໃຫ້ເຮັດງານແຕ່ງງານພາຍໃນ 3 ເດືອນນີ້) (Buddhist lent occurs for 3 months. During this time, Buddhist people are not allowed to have wedding partys during these 3 months.)
ວັນແຮມ 14 ຄ່ຳເດືອນ 8 (ອີງຕາມ Lunar Calendar) ແມ່ນວັນຫໍ່ເຂົ້າປະດັບດິນ The dark moon (or new moon) on the 14th day of August (in the Lunar calendar) is rice growing festival.
ວັນຂຶ້ນ 15 ຄ່ຳເດືອນ 10 (ອີງຕາມ Lunar Calendar) ແມ່ນບຸນຫໍ່ເຂົ້າສະຫລາກ The full moon 15th day of October (in the Lunar calendar) is Ancestor day festival.
ເດືອນຕຸລາແມ່ນບຸນອອກພັນສາ ແລະ ບຸນຊ່ວງເຮືອວັດຈັນ In October, there is the Lent festival and the boating racing festival.
ວັນທີ 7 ເດືອນຕຸລາແມ່ນວັນຄູແຫ່ງຊາດ 7 October is National Teacher’s day.
ວັນທີ 12 ເດືອນຕຸລາແມ່ນ ວັນປະກາດເອກະລາດແລະວັນການທູດລາວ 12 October is Independence Declaration day and Lao diplomacy day.
ທ້າຍເດືອນຕຸລາແມ່ນບຸນພະທາດຫຼວງວຽງຈັນ(ເຊິ່ງບາງປີກໍ່ຕົກຢູ່ໃນເດືອນ ພະຈິກ) The end of October is Vientiane ThatLuang Festival (Some years it falls in November)
ວັນທີ 2 ເດືອນທັນວາແມ່ນວັນສະຖາປະນາ ສປປລາວ ຫລື (ວັນຊາດລາວ) 2 December is Lao National (Independence) Day.
ວັນທີ 25 ເດືອນທັນວາແມ່ນວັນຄິຣດສະມາດ 25 December is Christmas day.

* Note: ສ.ປ.ປ.ລາວ ຫຼື ເອີ້ນວ່າ ປະເທດ ລາວ is the equivalent of the shortened version “The United States of America” to “America” or “The U.S.”

** Note: BC = Before birth Christ. AD = Anno Domini, or after the death of Christ. The actual year 0 of the Buddhist calendar, BE, corresponds to the, year 545 BC.


Audio – Thavisone Mounlasane

Lao transcript – Symanichan Chanthoumphone

English translation – Peter Chindavong

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