Myanmar Festival 2018

Myanmar Festivals 2018

Experience Myanmar Festivals in 2018

Myanmar is the land of Festivals; a festival for every month of the year. Majority of the festivals are cultural and religious. Here are The Special Festivals besides the annual Festivities at the Pagodas throughout Myanmar . Myanmar Main Festivals by month (dates may be approximate, and most change each year)

January Festivals

January 4 – 11 Kachin Manaw Festival Myitkyina – Kachin State
January 7 – 12 Ananda Pagoda Bagan
January 12 – 16 Naga New Year Festival Lahe/Lashi, Sagaing Division
January 25 – February 2 Kayik Khauk Pagoda Festival Thanlyin, Yangon
January 28 – February 11 Mahamuni Pagoda Festival Mandalay

February Festivals

February 16- March 2 Maw Tin Zun Pagoda Festival Near Pathein
February 18 – 25 Pakhan Ko Gyi Kyaw Festival Pakhan, Yezagyo
February 24 – March 3 Pyi Daw Pyan Festival Zalun, Ayeyarwaddy Division
February 24 – March 3 Kekku Pagoda Festival Near Taunggyi
February 25 – March 1 Bawgyo Pagoda Festival Hsipaw-Shan State
February 25 – March 1 Pindaya Cave Festival Pindaya

March Festivals

March 1 – 5 Shwedagon Pagoda Festival Yangon
March 4 – 13 Shwesayan Pagoda Festival Pathein-gyi, Mandalay
March 11 – 15 Boe-Boe-Gyi Ceremony Al-Lone, Monywa
March 25 – April 6 Shwemawdaw Pagoda Festival Bago
March 30 – April 3 Ko Kyi Kyaw Gu-Ni Ceremony Magwe

April Festivals

April 14 Popa Ceremony (Nat Festival) Mt Popa, Near Bagan
April 13 – 17 Thingyan Festival Countrywide
April 17 Myanmar New Year Countrywide
April 7-9 U Shin Gyi Ceremony Salt Island & Bown Island, Bogalay
April 29 Kason Full Moon Festival Countrywide
April 29 Shwe Ket Yet Pagoda Amarapura – Mandalay
April 27 – May 1 Shittaung Pagoda Festival Mrauk U

May Festivals

May 27 – 29 Thihoshin Pagoda Fesival Pakokku
May 31 – June 30 Wicker Ball Ceremony – chinlone At Mahamuni Precinct, Mandalay

June—no major festivals)

July Festivals

July 13 – 27 Waso Chinlone Festival Mandalay
July 19 Martyr’s Day Yangon
July 28 – 29 Shinbin Sagyo Pagoda Festival Sale – Magwe

August Festivals

August 14 -16 Shwe Kyun Bin Tree Spirit Ceremony Mingun-Mandalay
August 19 – 26 Taung Pyone Nat Festival Taung Pyone, Mandalay

September Festivals

September 3 – 9 Yadana Gu Nat Festival Amarapura, Mandalay
September 17 – 29 Bo Bo Gyi Nat Festival Amarapura, Mandalay
September 28 Boe-Min-Gaung Memorial Day Mt. Popa, Near Bagan

October Festivals

October 10 – 27 Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival Inle Lake, Shan State
October 17 – 24 Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda Festival Mandalay
October 15-16 Thadingyut, Festival of Lights Throughout Myanmar
October 23 & 24 Food offering ceremonies Indein – Inle Lake
October 24 – Nov 12 Mya Tha Lun Pagoda Festival Magwe
October 23 – 25 Dancing Elephant Festival Kyaukse, Mandalay
October 24 Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Festival Kyaikhtiyo
October 31 Indein Pagoda Festival Inle Lake

November Festivals

November 19-30 Shwezigon Pagoda Festival Bagan
November 23 Tazaungmon Festival Countrywide
November 15 – 24 Kaunghmudaw Pagoda Festival Sagaing, Mandalay
November 17 – 22 Hot Air Balloon Festival Taunggyi
November 21 Tazaungdaing Festival of Lights Taunggyi
November 20 – 22 Pyin Oo Lwin Balloon Festival Pyin Oo Lwin
November 23 – 25 Pho-Win Taung Ceremony Pho-Win Taung -Monywa

December Festivals

December 1 Karen New Year Hpa An, Kayin State
December 3 Mount Popa Nat Festival Popa Mountain
December 17 – 24 Shwemyetman Pagoda Festival Shwetaung (Near Pyay)
December 12 – 17 Sandaw-Shin Pagoda Festival West Pha-yan-ga Island, Rakhine
December 22 – 23 Thanboddhay Pagoda Festival Monywa
December 22 – 23 Hpo Win Daung Festival Monywa
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