Lao New Year (Pi Mai)
Place: Luang Namtha
Lao New Year is the biggest and most famous of the festivals in Laos, and is one of the Hid Sip Song (12 traditional festivals). The festival is also known as the water festival and it coincides with the end of the dry season and the start of the rains. Luang Namtha is rich in cultural traditions, and is a very popular destination for both international and domestic tourists and this time of year.
Pimai is a popular time of year wherever you are in Laos and booking your Luang Namtha Guesthouse is advance is recommeded.