Festivals


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