Myanmar traditional festivals

Burmese traditional festivals

Burmese traditional festivals are based on the traditional Burmese calendar and dates are largely determined by the moon’s phase.[citation needed] Burmese culture is most evident in villages where local festivals are held throughout the year, the most important being the pagoda festival.

JANUARY
09 January Kachin New Year Country Wide
10 January Manaw Festival Myitkyina/Bahmo, Kachin State
14 – 15 January Naga New Year’s Festival Sagaing Region
17 January – 01 February Ananda Temple Festival Bagan
FEBRUARY
16 – 23 February Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival Thanlyin(Syriam), near Yangon
21 – 23 February Mahamuni Pagoda Festival Mandalay
21- 23 February Nyan Taw Pagoda Festival Pyin Oo Lwin
MARCH
23 March Shwedagon Pagoda Festival Yangon
23 March – 04 April Shwe Saryan Pagoda Festival Near Mandalay
APRIL
13 – 16 April Thingyan (Water Festival) Country Wide
15 – 22 April Shwemawdaw Pagoda Festival Bago
17 – 23 April Popa Ceremony Mount Popa
MAY
20 – 21 May Shitthaung Pagoda Festival Mrauk U
JUNE
13 – 20 June Thi-Ho-Shin Pagoda Festival Pakokku
JUNY
06 June – 20 July Chin-Lone Festival Mahamuni, Mandalay
AUGUST
04 – 08 August Shwe Kyun Pin Nat Festival Mingun, near Myatheindan Pagoda
11 – 18 August Taung Byone Nat Festival Taung Byone Village, near Mandalay
26 August – 01 September Yadana Gu Nat Pagoda Festival Amarapura, Mandalay
SEPTEMBER
19 September Boe Boe Gyi Nat Festival TaungthamanInn, Mandalay
23 – 24 September Shwekyetyet Pagoda Festival Amarapura, Mandalay
OCTOBER
02 – 19 October Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival Inle Lake
09 – 16 October Kyauktawgyi Pagoda Festival Mandalay
10 October Dummy Elephant Festival Kyauk Se, Mandalay
14 – 16 October Thadingyut (Festivals of Lights) Country Wide
23 – 24 October Indein Pagoda Festival Inle Lake
NOVEMBER
07 – 14 November Kaung-Hmu-Daw Pagoda Festival Sagaing
14 November Golden Rock Pagoda Festival Golden Rock
08 – 15 November Ballon Festival Taunggyi
13 – 14 November Than-Bod-De Pagoda Ceremony Monywa
DECEMBER
07 – 14 December Shwe Myat Mhan Pagoda Festival Shwe Taung, near Pyay
31 December Nine Thousand Lamps Festival Golden Rock

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