Places in Myanmar

Top events in Myanmar

April
13

The biggest event in the festival calendar, a riotous New Year celebration where everybody gets soaked as water is thrown to symbolise the washing...

July
01

This event at the beginning of the monsoon season marks the start of wa-dwin (often described as ‘Buddhist Lent’), with...

August
01

This festival is particularly interesting as one of the country’s largest animist celebrations (nat are spirits, the worship of which...

Myanmar Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Buddhist festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.

2017

January
04
Independence Day
Start date:
4 January 2017
February
12
Union Day
Start date:
12 February 2017
March
02
Peasants' Day
Start date:
2 March 2017
March
12
Full Moon of Tabaung
Start date:
12 March 2017
March
27
Armed Forces Day
Start date:
27 March 2017
April
13
Maha Thingyan (Water Festival)
Start date:
13 April 2017
End date:
16 April 2017
April
17
Myanmar New Year
Start date:
17 April 2017
May
01
May Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
May
11
Full Moon of Kason (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
11 May 2017
July
09
Full Moon of Waso (Beginning of Buddhist Lent)
Start date:
9 July 2017
July
19
Martyrs' Day
Start date:
19 July 2017
October
05
Full Moon of Thadingyut (End of Buddhist Lent)
Start date:
5 October 2017
November
04
Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone
Start date:
4 November 2017
December
08
National Day
Start date:
8 December 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
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