Myanmar Festivals

Monthly Festivals in Myanmar (Burma)

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

Myanmar Festival Calendar – 2005

From

To

Events Activities

Area

4 January

Independence Day 

Nationwide

9 Jan

10 Jan

Kachin Manaw Festival

  Kachin State

10 Jan

 7 Feb 

Ananda Pagoda Festival

Bagan

13 Jan

 15 Jan

Kaya State Day

Kaya State

15 January

Naga New Year Festival

Chin State

12 February

Union Day

Nationwide

15 Feb

18 Feb

Salone Festival

Salone Island

15 Feb

23 Feb

Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival

Thanlyin

2 March

Peasant’s Day

Nationwide

10 Mar

24 Mar

Mhawtin Pagoda Festival

Ngapudaw (near Pathein)

10 Mar

24 Mar

Pakhan Ko Gyi Kyaw

Shwe Gu Ni village

10 Mar

24 Mar

Shwe Saryan Pagoda Festival

Shwe Saryan village

17 Mar 

24 Mar

Indawgyi Festival

Hopin ( near Myitkyina )

18 Mar

24 Mar

Zalun Pyidawpyan Festival

Zalun ( near Pathein )

19 Mar

24 Mar

Baw-gyo Festival 

Hsipaw

20 Mar

25 Mar

Pindaya Cave 

Pindaya

23 Mar

24 Mar

Nay Win Taung Festival

Pyin-Oo-Lwin

23 Mar

24 Mar

Nyan Taw Pagoda Festival

Pyin-Oo-Lwin

23 Mar

25 Mar

Kakku Pagoda Festival

Kakku

24 March

Taboung Fullmoon Day 

Nationwide

24 March

 Ahlaungtawkathapa Pagoda Festival 

near Phowintaung

27 March

 Armed Forces Day 

Nationwide

20 Apr

24 Apr

Water Festival

Nationwide

23 April

Shwemawdaw Pagoda Festival

Bago

24 April

Myanmar New Year

Nationwide

1 May

Labour Day / May Day

Nationwide

6 May

Popa Ceremony

Mt. Popa

16 May

17 May

Sand Stupa Festival 

Mintharsu Qr. / Mandalay

21 May

22 May

Sand Stupa Festival

Pa Le Young / Mandalay

21 May

22 May

Shwe Kyet Yet Event

Amarapura

22 May

Kason Fullmoon day

Nationwide

22 May

Shit-thaung Pagoda Festival

Mrauk U

21 June

Nayoun Fullmoon day

Nationwide

19 July

Martyr’s Day

Nationwide

19 Jul

20 Jul

Shinbinsagyo Pagoda Ceremony

Salay

20 July

Waso Fullmoon Day

Nationwide

20 Jul

17 Oct

Fish Feeding Ceremony

Pwinphyu, Magwe

19 August

Wa Gaung Fullmoon day

Nationwide

19 Aug

24 Aug

Taung Byone Festival

Madayar, Mandalay

27 Aug

2 Sep

Yadanar Gu Festival

Amarapura

17 September

Tawthalin Fullmoon day

Nationwide

3 Oct

20 Nov

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival

Inle Lake

10 Oct

17 Oct

Kyauktawgyi Pagoda Festival

Mandalay

12 Oct

31 Nov

Myathalon Festival

Magwe

16 Oct

17 Oct

Elephant Dance Festival 

Kyaukse

16 Oct

18 Oct

Tadingyut Candle Light Festival

Nationwide

17 October

Tadingyut Fullmoon Day Festival

Nationwide

18 October

Light Floating Festival 

Shwe Kyin

15 Nov

30 Nov

Shwezigon Pagoda Festival

Bagan

10 Nov

15 Nov

Thanbodde Pagoda Festival 

Monywa

10 Nov

15 Nov

Phowintaung Festival

Monywa

12 Nov

15 Nov

Fire Balloon Festival

Taunggyi

14 November

Robe Weaving Contest

Cities

14 Nov

15 Nov

Shin Mar Le Pagoda Festival

Mandalay

15 November

Tazaungdaing Fullmoon Day Festival

Nationwide

15 Nov

23 Nov

Kaunghmudaw Pagoda Festival

Sagaing

6 December

National Day Festival

Nationwide

8 Dec

15 Dec

Shwemyetmhan (Golden Spectacle) Pagoda Festival

Shwetaung

25 December

Christmas Day Festival

Nationwide

30 December

Kayin New Year Festival

Kayin State

31 December

New Year Festival 

Nationwide

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