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 2022, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2022

Date Day Holiday Country
January 17 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday American
February 21 Monday Presidents' Day American
March 8 Tuesday International Women's Day Lao
April 13 Wednesday Lao New Year Lao
April 14 Thursday Lao New Year Lao
April 15 Friday Lao New Year Lao
May 2 Monday International Labor Day (Observed) Lao
May 30 Monday Memorial Day American
June 20 Monday Juneteenth National Independence Day (Observed) American
July 4 Monday Independence Day American
July 20 Wednesday Lao Women Union Day Lao
September 5 Monday Labor Day American
October 10 Monday Columbus Day American
October 11 Tuesday Boat Racing Festival Lao
November 8 Tuesday That Luang Festival Lao
November 11 Friday Veterans Day American
November 24 Thursday Thanksgiving Day American
December 2 Friday Lao National Day Lao
December 26 Monday Christmas Day (Observed) American