Many festivals in Myanmar are associated with the moon phase and many of them are celebrated in parts of the country.
Most important festivals 2019 in Myanmar:
January 4 Independence Day
February 12 Union Day
March 2 Peasants Day
April 13-17 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 18 Myanmar New Year
(18-19 Apr National Holiday)
May 1 Labour Day
May 18 Kason Fullmoon Day (Buddha's birthday)
July 16 Waso Fullmoon Day. This day marks
the start of Buddhist Lent.
July 19 Martyr's Day
October 12 - 14 Tadingyut Lighting Festival. This occasion
celebrates the end of Buddhist lent.
It is the festival of lights.
November 10 - 11 Tazaungmone Fullmoon Festival. During this
full moon festival locals offer saffron
robes slippers umbrellas alms
bowls and other basic items to monks.
November 21 National Day
December 25 Christmas Day
December 31 New Year's Eve