Myanmar Festival Calendar

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Myanmar is a Land of Festivals... a festival for every month of the year. Most festivals are cultural and religious. Majority is nation-wide celebrated while a few are distinctly regional. The date of the festivals and special events are determined by the Lunar Year.

January

January

  • Kayin New Year celebrated on 03 Jan
  • Independence Day celebrated on 04 Jan
  • Kachin Manaw Festival in Myitkyina, Kachin Region celebrated on 09- 10Jan
  • Ananda Pagoda Festival in Bagan celebrated on 10-Jan to 01 Feb
  • Kayah State Day, Festival in Kaya Region, 12 celebrated on 12 Jan
  • Na Ga New Year, Festival in Chin Region celebrated on 15 Jan
February

February

  • Feast of Shan Harvest Day in Shan State celebrated on 03 Feb
  • Shan State Day, Shan Region celebrated on 04 Feb
  • Mahamuni Pagoda Festival in Mandalay celebrated on 08 to 16 Feb
  • Kyaik-Khauk Pagoda Festival in Thanlyin ( Syriam) celebrated on 09-17 Feb
  • 12 Feb-Union Day is celebrated all over Myanmar celebrated on 12 Feb
  • Salone Festival celebrated on 14 to 17 FebBusiness Visa requirements...
March

March

  • Peasants’ Day gazette holiday celebrated on 03 March
  • Maw-din Pagoda Festival, Ngapudaw, near Pathein celebrated on 03-17March
  • Pakhan Ko Gyi Kyaw Festival celebrated on 03 to 17 March, Venue: Shwe Gu Ni Village (Between Pakokku and Mingyan)
  • Shwe Saryan Pagoda Festival celebrated on 03 to 17 Mar, Venue: Shwe Saryan Village , Patheingyi Mandalay
  • Indawgyi Festival in Hopin , near Myitkyina celebrated on 10 to 17 March
  • Zalun Pyidawpyan Image Festival, Venue: Zalun, near Pathein celebrated on 11 to 17 March
  • Baw-gyo Festival, near Shipaw celebrated on 12 to 17 March
  • Shwe Myin Tin Pagoda, Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) celebrated on 16 to 17 March
  • Kakku Pagoda Festival (Taunggyi, Shan Region) celebrated on 16 to 18 Mar, Alms offering to the monks by the native (Pa-O) people dresses in their traditional back outfits .A traditional market festival to enjoy
  • Pindaya Cave Festival, Pindaya celebrated on 16 to 18 March
  • Tabaung Fullmoon Day, The whole country celebrated on 17 March
  • Armed Forces Day, The whole country celebrated on 27 MarchVisa on Arrival (VOA)
April

April

  • Shwenawdaw Pagoda Festival, Bago celebrated on 09 April
  • Thingyan Water Festival, The whole country celebrated on 13 to 16 April
  • Sand Stupa Festival Min Thar Su Quarter, Mandalay celebrated on 14-15April
  • Myanmar New Year Festival, The whole country celebrated on 17April
  • Popa Ceremony, Mt. Popa celebrated on 17 AprilBusiness Visa on Arrival
May

May

  • May Day, The whole country celebrated on 01 May
  • Shwe Kyet Yet Event, Amarapura celebrated on 14 to 15 May
  • Kason Full-moon Day, The whole country celebrated on 15 May
June/July

June/July

  • Thihoshin Pagoda Festival, Pakkoku celebrated on 07-Jun to 22 Jul
  • Shinbinsagyo Pagoda Ceremony, Salay celebrated on 12 to 13 Jul
  • Waso Full-moon Day, The whole country celebrated on 13 Jul
  • Fish Feeding Ceremony, Pwinphyu, near Magwe
  • Martyr’s Day, The whole country celebrated on 19 Jul
  • Shwe Kyun Pin Festival, Mingun celebrated on 30-Jul to 5 Aug
August/September

August/September

  • Taung Byone Festeval in Matara, near Mandalay celebrated on 08 to 12 Aug
  • Yadanar Gu Festival in Amarapura celebrated on 20 to 26 Sep
  • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival in Inle Lake celebrated on 26-Sep to 13 Oct
October

October

  • Kyauktawgyi Pagoda Festival in Mandalay celebrated on 03- 10 Oct
  • Pindaya Cave Festival in Pindaya
  • Myathalon Festival in Magwe celebrated on 05-24 Oct
  • Elephant Dance Festival in Kyaukse celebrated on 09 -10 Oct
  • Thandingyut Festival, The whole country celebrated on 09-11 Oct
  • Thandingyut Full-moon Day, The whole country celebrated on 10 Oct
November

November

  • Shwezigon Festival in Bagan celebrated on 01 to 23 Nov
  • Thanbodde Pagoda Ceremony in Monywa celebrated on 03 to 08 Nov
  • Pho Win Taung Festival in Monywa celebrated on 03 to 08 Nov
  • Hot air Balloon Festival in Taunggyi celebrated on 05 to 08 Nov
  • Robe Weaving Contest celebrated on 07 Nov
  • Shin Mar Le Pagoda Festival in Mandalay celebrated on 07 to 08 Nov
  • Kaunghmudaw Pagoda Festival in Sagaing celebrated on 08 to 16 Nov
  • National day, The whole country celebrated on 08 Nov
December

December

  • Shwemyetmhan Pagoda Festival in Shwetaung celebrated on 01 -08 Dec
  • Kayin New Year celebrated on 23 Dec
  • Christmas Day, Joy to the world celebrated on 25 Dec