When I went back to Laos during the New Years, my family took me to most of the temples in Vientiane, and cleanse the Buddha statues with scented water, to wash away the bad from last year, and a fresh start for the New Year. A ritual the locals do.
Besides that, there were a lot of house parties. Each family members taking turn hosting.
Word of advice, it’s a good idea to wear colored clothing. Buy something cheap from the market. At the end of each day, your clothing will become different colors.
I had so much fun.
Note: Not my photos.