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Burma (Myanmar)

Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events

Public holidays in Myanmar

No.Day NameDateRemarks
1Independence Day4 JanuaryMarks independence from British Empire in 1948.
2Kayin New Year Day10 January1st Waxing of Pyatho
3Union Day12 FebruaryAnniversary of the Panglong Agreement in 1947.
4Peasants' Day2 MarchAnniversary of Ne Win's coup.
5Full Moon of Tabaung23 MarchTabaung Pwè Pagoda Festivals.
6Armed Forces Day27 MarchFormerly Resistance Day (against the Japaneseoccupation in 1945).
7Myanmar New Year Holidays11 - 20 AprilA period of 10 days beginning from the day before Thingyan Akyo Day.
8Labour Day1 MayWorker's Day.
9Full Moon of Kason21 MayAnniversary of the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha celebrated by watering the Bodhi tree.
10Martyrs' Day19 JulyCommemorates the assassination of Aung San and several other cabinet members in 1947.
11Start of Buddhist Lent19 JulyFull Moon Day of Waso
12End of Buddhist Lent16 OctoberFull Moon Day of Thadingyut. (Festival of Lights)
13Full Moon of Tazaungmon14 NovemberTazaungdaing festival
14National Day24 NovemberAnniversary of the first university students strike in 1920.
15Christmas25 DecemberThe Birthday of Jesus Christ.
16Kayin New Year Day29 December1st Waxing of Pyatho
17Eid ul-Adha-The date will be announced by Union Government

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