Pi Mai, Celebrate the New Year in April

Celebrate the New Year in April with Pi Mai!

Lao New Year, or Pi Mai, is celebrated in April. This is the biggest celebration in Laos, especially in Luang Prabang, where most businesses close for the week. Buddhas from temples are cleaned with scented water, and people throw water on one another in the streets to symbolize cleansing and purification. Other events include boat races, and a grand parade with traditional Lao costumes, music and dance, as well as the procession of the sacred Prabang Buddha. Learn more about celebrating the Laos New Year.

American TESOL offers a certification to teach English abroad so individuals can attend these exciting events in a sustainable and responsible way.  Learn more about living and working in Laos.