Seasonal Festivals

Month Festival Place Date & Duration
January Kachin Manano Festival Myitkyina, Kachin State 10th January
February Naga New Year Festival (Either Lahe or Layshi Sagaing Region) From 14th waning day of Pyartho, (3 days)
Kayin Campfire Festival (Kyondo,Pa-an,Kayin State) Fullmoon day of Tabodwe
Htamanae Festival (Nation Wide) Anytime During Tabodwe
March Chinese New Year (National Wide)
Ko Gyi Kyaw Festival (Pakhan,Yesagyo,Magwe Region) 3rd waxing day of Tabaung
Chin New Year Festival (Chin State) 6th waxing day of Tabaung
Veteran Festival (Taungpyone,Mandalay Region) Fullmoon day of Tabaung
Campfire Festival (Palaung Villages,Kalaw,Shan State) Fullmoon day of Tabaung
April Thingyan water Festival (Nation Wide) April 13 to 16 , (4)days
Myanmar New Year’s Day (Nation Wide)
May Popa Nat or Spirits Festival (Mount Popa,Mandalay Region) 3rd waxing day of Kasone
TaungYo Torch light Procession Festival (Pindaya,Shan State) Fullmoon day of Kasone
Kasone Fullmoon Day (Watering of Sacred Bo Tree Festival) (Nation Wide) Fullmoon day of Kasone
June Nayone Festival of Tipitaka (Nation Wide) From 8th waxing day of Nayon for (15)days
July Fish-Feeding Festival (Pwint Phyu, Magwe Region) Fullmoon day of Waso
Flower Taking Festival (Nation Wide) Fullmoon day of Waso
Dhamma Setkya Day (Nation Wide) Fullmoon day of Waso
Shwe Kyun Pin Nat (Spirit) Festival (Mingun,Mandalay Region) 1st waxing day of Wagaung
August Taung Pyone Nats (Spirit) Festival (Taung Pyone, Mandalay Region) From 10th waxing moon day of Wagaung, (12days)
Yadana Gu Nat (Spirit) Festival (Amarapura,Mandalay Region) 10th waning day of Wagaung
September Tooth Relic Festival (Paungde,Bago Region) Fullmoon day of Tawthalin
Boe Min Gaung Festival (Popa,Kyaukpadaung,Mandalay Region) 2nd waning day of Tawthalin
October Kyaukse Elephant Dance Festival (Kyaukse,Mandalay Region) 14th waxing day and the fullmoon day of Thadingyut
Thadingyut Festival of Lights (Nation Wide) Fullmoon day of Thadingyut
Fire Floating Festival (Shwekyin, Bago Region) 1st waning day of Thadingyut
Yamayana Festival (Phyarpon,Ayeyarwady Region) 1st waning day of Thadingyut
November Tazaungdine Festival of Lights (Nation Wide) Fullmoon day of Tazaungmone
Hot Air Balloons & Fireworks Festival (Taunggyi,Shan State) 10th waxing day to fullmoon day of Tazaungmone
Yellow Robe weaving Contest (Shwedagon,Shwebon Pwint,Kyaikkasan,Botahtaung Pagoda, Yangon Region) 14th waxing day of Tazaungmone
9000 Lighting of Candles (Koehtatgyi Pagoda,Yangon Region) Fullmoon day of Tazaungmone
Kahtein Thingan (Yellow Robe) Weaving Festival (Nation Wide) Any day from 1st waning day of Thadingyut to fullmoon day of Tazaungmone
December Going to Battle Front Festival (Taungpyone,Mandalay Region) Fullmoon day of Nattaw
Kayin New Year Day (Kayin State and Yangon Region) 1st waxing day of Pyatho

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