Places in Myanmar

Top events in Myanmar

January
01

Almost all active temples have their own annual festivals, usually from January to March. The paya pwe (temple festival) at Ananda Pahto...

January
04

The end of British rule is celebrated as a public holiday in Myanmar, and the occasion is marked with fairs and markets throughout the country, as...

February
01

This harvest festival takes place on the day of the full moon of Tabodwe month, and is marked by the communal cooking and eating of htamane...

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.

2016

January
04
Independence Day
Start date:
4 January 2016
February
12
Union Day
Start date:
12 February 2016
March
02
Peasants' Day
Start date:
2 March 2016
March
23
Full Moon of Tabaung
Start date:
23 March 2016
March
27
Armed Forces Day
Start date:
27 March 2016
April
13
Maha Thingyan (Water Festival)
Start date:
13 April 2016
End date:
16 April 2016
April
17
Myanmar New Year
Start date:
17 April 2016
May
01
May Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
14
Full Moon of Kason (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
14 May 2016
July
19
Full Moon of Waso (Beginning of Buddhist Lent)
Start date:
19 July 2016
July
19
Martyrs' Day
Start date:
19 July 2016
July
19
Full Moon of Thadingyut (End of Buddhist Lent)
Start date:
19 July 2016
End date:
16 October 2016
November
14
Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone
Start date:
14 November 2016
December
08
National Day
Start date:
8 December 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016

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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