Many festivals in Myanmar are associated with the moon phase and many of them are celebrated in parts of the country.
Most important festivals 2018 in Myanmar:
January 4 Independence Day
February 12 Union Day
March 2 Peasants Day
April 13-16 Water Festival (Thingyan).
Most important festival of the year. Everyone
around gets wet with water to wash away
bad luck and cleanse them for the new year.
April 17 Myanmar New Year
(18-20 Apr National Holiday)
April 29 Kason Fullmoon Day (Buddha's birthday)
May 1 Labour Day
July 19 Martyr's Day
July 27 Waso Fullmoon Day. This day marks
the start of Buddhist Lent.
October 23 - 25 Tadingyut Lighting Festival. This occasion
celebrates the end of Buddhist lent.
It is the festival of lights.
November 21/22 Tazaungdaing Fullmoon Festival. During this
full moon festival locals offer saffron
robes slippers umbrellas alms
bowls and other basic items to monks.
December 13 National Day