Myanmar Festivals


There have a lot of festivals in Myanmar according to Myanmar Calendar solar and lunar months. The Myanmar calendar subscribes every second or third year. Therefore, the full moon days may change from one month to another in the usual calendar. The Myanmar months and the respective festivals are as follows.


January (Nadaw/Pyartho)


- Kachin Manao Festival (Kachin)
- Ananda Pagoda Festival (Bagan)
- Naga New Year (Sagaing)

February (y (Pyartho/Dabodwei)


- Full Moon Day of Dabodwei (Countrywide)
- Htamane Festival(Countrywide)
- Mahamuni Pagoda Festival (Mandalay)
- Salone Festival (Tanintharyi Division)


March (Dabodwei/Tabaung)


- Shwe Dagon Pagoda (Yangon)
- Kakku Pagoda Festival (Inle)
- Full Moon Day of Tabaung (Countrywide)
- Shwe Umin Pagoda Festival (Shan State)

April (Tabaung/Tagu)


- Mann Shwesettaw Festival
- Thingyan Water Festival (Countrywide)
- Thanakha Grinding Festival (Rakhine)
- Full Moon Day of Tagu (Countrywide) - Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda Festival (Bago)
- Myanmar New Year Festival (Countrywide)


May (Tagu/Kason)


- Full Moon Day of Kason (or) Bo Tree Watering Festival (Countrywide)

June (Kason/Nayon)


- Pariyatti Sasana Examination

July (Nayon/Waso)


- Full Moon Day of Waso

August (Waso/ Wakhaung)


- Phaungdawoo Pagoda Festival (Shan State)
- Manuha Pagoda Festival (Mandalay Division)


September (Wakhaung/Tawthalin)


- Full Moon Day of Waso

October (Tawthalin/Tadingyut)


- Full Moon Day of Thadingyut (Countrywide)
- Dancing Elephant Festival (Kyaukse)
- Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Festival (Mon State)


November (Tadingyut/Tazaunmone)


- Matho Thingan (Yangon)
- Kahtein Thingan Offering (Country wide)
- Hot-air balloon Festival (Shan State)
- Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone

December (Tazaunmone/Nadaw)


- Kayin New Year Festival


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