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 2023, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2023

Date Day Holiday Country
January 2 Monday New Year's Day (Observed) American
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday American
February 20 Monday Washington's Day American
March 8 Wednesday International Women's Day Lao
April 14 Friday Lao New Year Lao
April 17 Monday Lao New Year (Observed) Lao
April 18 Tuesday Lao New Year (Observed) Lao
May 1 Monday International Labor Day (Observed) Lao
May 29 Monday Memorial Day American
June 19 Monday Juneteenth National Independence Day American
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day American
July 20 Thursday Lao Women Union Day Lao
September 4 Monday Labor Day American
October 9 Monday Columbus Day American
October 30 Monday Boat Racing Festival Lao
November 10 Friday Veterans Day American
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving Day American
November 27 Monday That Luang Festival Lao
December 1 Friday Lao National Day (Observed) Lao
December 25 Monday Christmas Day  American