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Myanmar Famous Festival

Myanmar is a land of Festivals: a festival for every month of the year, Majority of the festivals is cultural and religious. Most are celebrated nation-wide while a few are distinctly regional. The dates of the festivals and special events are determined by the Lunar Calendar.

January

-  Htamane Festival
-  Ananda Pagoda Festival (Bagan)
-  Shwesettaw Pagoda Festival (Minbu,Magway)
-  Mahamuni Pagoda Festival (Mahamuni Pagoda,Mandalay)
-  Shwe Oo Min Pagoda Festival (Pindaya,Shan State)
-  Kachin Manao Festival (Myitkyina,Kachin State)
-  Naga New Year Festival (Chin State)

February

-  Maw-tin-sun Pagoda Festival (Pathein, Ayeyarwaddy Division)
-  Indawgyi Pagoda Festival (Kachin State)
-  Pindaya Cave Pagoda Festival (Shan State)
-  Chinese New Year
-  Salone Traditional Festival (Myeik Archipelago)

March

-  Shwedagon Pagoda Festival (Yangon)
-  Shwemawdaw Pagoda Festival (Bago)
-  Shinpyu (Novitiation) Ceremonies

April

-  Thingyan (Water) Festival
-  Myanmar New Year Day
-  Popa Nat or Spirits’ Festival (Mount Popa)

May

-  Kason Fullmon Day (Watering of the Sacred Bo Three Festival)
-  Taung-yo Torchlight Procession Festival (Pindaya,Shan State)

June

-  Nayone Festival of Tipitaka

July

-  Waso Fullmoon Day or Dhammasetkya Day

August

-  Taungpyone Nast or Spirits’ Festival (Taungpyone,Mandalay)

October

-  Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival (Inle Lake,Shan State)
-  Performing Arts Competition (Yangon)
-  Thadingyut Festival of Lights
-  Tazaungdine Festival of Lights
-  Kyaukse Elephant Dance Festival(kyaukse, Mandalay)
-  ShwezigonPagoda Festival (Bagan)

November

-  Tazaungdine Festival of Lights
-  Kyailk-htiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock) Festival (Kyaik Hto, Mon State)
-  Thadingyut Festival of Lights
-  Kahtein Thingan (Yellow Robe) Weaving Festival

December

-  9000 Lighting of Candles (Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda,Yangon)
-  Kayin New Year Day
-  Christmas Day