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 or Consulate Dates of Closure

During the year 2019, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2019

Date Day Holiday Country
January 1 Tuesday New Year’s Day U.S.
January 21   Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday U.S.
February 18  Monday Presidents’ Day U.S.
March  8 Friday International Women's Day Laos
April 15 Monday Lao New Year  Laos
April 16 Tuesday Lao New Year  Laos
April 17 Wednesday Lao New Year  Laos
May 1 Wednesday International Labor Day Laos
May 27 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
July 4 Thursday Independence Day U.S.
July 16 Tuesday Beginning of Buddhist Lent Laos
July 19 Friday Lao Women Union Day Laos
September 2 Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 7 Monday National Teacher's Day Laos
October 14 Monday Columbus Day/ Boat Racing Festival U.S/Laos
November 11 Monday Veterans' Day/ That Luang Festival U.S/Laos
November 28 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 2 Monday Lao National Day Laos
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day U.S.