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Festivals in Myanmar

1. Tagu (April)

water-festival

1 - Thingyan Water Festival (Or) Myanmar New Year Festival(Countrywide)

2 - Thanakha Grinding Festival (Regional)

3 - Full Moon Day of Tagu(Countrywide)

4 - Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda Festival(Bago)

5 - Shwesandaw Pagoda Festival(Pyay)

 

2. Kason (May)

kason-festival

1 – Full Moon Day of Kason (Or) Bo Tree Watering Festival (Countrywide)

 

3. Nayon (June)

1 – Pariyatti Sasana Examination (Or) Tipitaka Festival (Regional)

 

4. Waso (July)

1 – Full Moon Day of Waso (Countrywide)

 

5. Wagaung (August)

taungpyone-festival

1 – Taungpyone Festival (Amarapura)

 

6. Tawthalin (September)

manuha-pagoda-festival

1 – Regatta Festival
2 – Manuha Pagoda Festival

 

7. Thadingyut (October)

dancing-elephant-festival

1 – Full Moon Day of Thadingyut (Or) Festival of Lights (Countrywide)
2 – Phaungdawoo Pagoda Festival(Inle)
3 – Dancing Elephant Festival (Kyauk Sai)
4 – Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Festival (Kyeik Hti Yo)
5 – Myathalun Pagoda Festival (Magwe)

 

8. Tazaungmon (November)

hotair-balloon-festival

1 – Matho Thingan Offering Festival (Yangon,Mandalay)
2 – Kahtein Thingan Offering Festival (Countrywide)
3 – Hot-air Balloon Festival (Taung Gyi, Kalaw, Loikaw)
4 – Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone (Or)
     Tazaungdaing Festival of Lights (Or) Kyi Ma No Festival (Countrywide)

 

9. Nadaw (December)

kayin-newyear-festival

1 – Kayin New Year Festival (Kayin State)
2 – Mahagiri Nat Festival (Popa)
3 – Botahtaung Pagoda Festival (Yangon)
4 - Literature and Arts Festival (Countrywide)

 

10. Pyatho (January)

naga-festival

1 – Kachin Manaw Festival (Kachin State)
2 – Ananda Pagoda Festival (Bagan)
3 – Naga New Year Festival(Naga Lnad)

 

11. Tabodwe (February)

htamane-festival

1 – Full Moon Day of Dabodwe(Countrywide)
2 – Htamane Festival(Countrywide)
3 – Mahamuni Pagoda Festival(Mandalay)
4 – Salon Festival(Myiek Archipelo)
5 – Harvest Festival(Regional)
6 - Mann Shwesettaw Pagoda Festival(Shwe Set Taw)
7 – Alaungdaw Kathapa Pagoda Festival(Monywa Region)
8 – Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival(ThanLyin)

 

12. Tabaung (March)

kakku-festival

1 – Shwe Dagon Pagoda Festival (Yangon)
2 – Kakku Pagoda Festival(Kakku, Taung Gyi)
3 – Full Moon Day of Tabaung (Countrywide)
4 – Shwe Umin Pagoda Festival(Pindaya)
5 – Sand Pagoda Festival(Regional)
6 – Shwesayan Pagoda Festival (Mandalay Region)
7 – Mawtinzun Pagoda Festival (Mawlemyin Devision)

 

No Date Public Holidays in Myanmar
1 04 January 2016 Independence Day
2 09 January 2016 Kayin New Year Day
3 09 February 2016 Shan State Day
4 12 February 2016 Union Day
5 20 February 2016 Chin National Day
6 02 March 2016 Peasants’ Day
7 27 March 2016 Armed Forces Day
8 01 May 2016 May Day
9 19 July 2016 Martyr’s Day
10 23 November 2016 National Day
11 25 December 2016 Christmas Day

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