Lao New Year, or Songkan, or Pi Mai Lao in Laos
Lao New Year, or Songkan, or Pi Mai Lao in Laos is held on April 14. This event in the second decade of the month april is annual.
Lao New Year is a popular English name for a traditional celebration known in Laos as "Pi Mai" or "Songkran" (ປີໃໝ່ in Lao language). Lao New Year widely celebrated festival in Laos.
Lao New Year takes place in April, the hottest time of the year in Laos, which is also the start of the monsoon season.
Similar holidays and events
Mahl New Year, or Alathu Aharudhuvas on April 14 (Maldives and India's Lakshadweep and Kerala state);
Bengali New Year on April 15 (or Poila Boishakh. Sri Lankans begin celebrating their National New Year);
The Aymara New Year in Bolivia on June 21 (On the 21st of June, Bolivia observes a national holiday in recognition of the Aymara who inhabit the West of Bolivia and Southern Peru);
Inti Raymi and Indian Day on June 24 (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador);
Muslim New Year on July 30 (The Islamic New Year, also known as Arabic New Year, Muharram or Hijri New Year is the day that marks the beginning of a new Hijri year)