Laos (République démocratique populaire)
Lao New Year 2553 or 2010 will fall on Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th of April, next month.
This year, the first day of Lao New Year is Wednesday so Miss Sangkane will be the fourth princess of Kabinlaphome, according to the history she will ride on the donkey.
Bpee Mai is the most widely celebrated festival in Laos. The festival is also celebrated by Laotians in the United States of America, Canada, France, and Australia. When the Lao people first emigrated from southern China, New Year was celebrated on the first day of January. Since settling in mainland Southeast Asia the Lao have adopted the new year's traditions of the Khmer and Mon-Burmese people, based on the Indian calendar and traditions. New Year takes place in April, the hottest time of the year in Laos, which is also the start of the monsoon season in Laos when their crops grow. Lao New Year takes place at roughly the same time as Songkran in Thailand and Chaul Chnam Thmey in Cambodia which are like the same thing.