Places in Myanmar

Top events in Myanmar

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...

September
01

This is wonderful time to visit Buddhist sites, as many of them are decked out with hundreds of candles. It marks the return of the Buddha to...

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
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