Festivals of Myanmar

JANUARY-2017
31-17 Jan
04
05 – 10
26-28
28
Ananda Temple Pagoda festival and Trade fair, Bagan
Independence Day
Kachin State Festival at Myitkyina (date to modify)
‘Narga’ New Year festival (La Hae village/ Lay Shi village)
Chinese New Year
FEBRUARY-2017
01-17 April
04-12
10-11
11
12
26
28

Religious festival and Trade fair at Shwe Sat Taw Pagoda, Min Bu
Kyaik Kyauk Pagoda festival, Thanlyin
Saying prayers festival or ‘Paya Zee Pwe’ at Mahaumuni, Mandalay
Fire wood preparation festival, Kayin ethnic (Kchone Do, PhaAn)
Union Day
Maw Tin Zune Pagoda, Hi Kyee city
Festival of sprit Ko Gyi Kyaw, Pa Kan city & Yae Za Gyo city
Stick rice preparation festival: Hta ma naé
MARCH – 2017
02
05
06
09-12
11-12
12

27

Peasants Day
Festival of ‘Inn Taw Gyi’ Pagoda
Festival of ‘Za Lon’, Za Lon city
Shwe Oo Min Festival, Pindaya
Kakku Pagoda Festival
Full moon day, Tabaung or Pagoda festival, at Shwedagon
Rice offering ceremony (offering of Sone Zan Sein to monks) at Shwedagon
Festival of honor to Bouddha, at Shwedagon
Armed Forces Day
APRIL – 2017
04-11
13-16
13-16
17
17-23
28
Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda Festival, Bago
New Year festival or water festival
New Year or water festival at Dawai
Welcome New Year festival, religious festival
New Year vacation (no festival- information only)
Mount Popa Festival
MAY – 2017
01
10

10
10

Workers day
Kasone Full moon day, throwing water festival to sacred Banyan tree
(Festival for Bouhdda birthday, his enlightenment & entering to Nirvana)
Lighting festival, Taung Yo ethic, Pindaya city
Shitt Thaung Pagoda festival, Myauk Oo

JUNE – 2017
02
02-09
Thi Ho Shin Pagoda’s Festival, Pakkoku
Religious examination for monks
JULY – 2017
02-04
08

08-09
19
24-28
30-31
31-07 Aug

Festival of dam sprit protector, Mandalay
Buddhist saying prays festival, Dhamasatkya
Festival of robe weaving competition, or Waso robe
Shin Pin Za Gyo Pagoda festival, Salay city
Festival of feeding fishes, Pwint Phyu City, Magwe Division
Religious festival at ShweZi Gone & Ananda, Bagan
Martyr’s day
Festival of ‘Shwe Kyun’ sprit, Mandalay
Festival of pagoda Lawkananda, Bagan
Festival of ‘Shin Na Pa’, TaungByone, Mandalay
Beginning of Buddhist lent which takes three months. Noviciation ceremony at entire country/ Young people enter to monastery

AUGUST – 2017
06-07
15-21
Festival of traditional paper toy race, MyaZaydi Pagoda, Bagan
Festival of Taung Byone sprits, YadanaGu, Amarapura
SEPTEMBER – 2017
04-05
05

07
21-08 Oct

30

Festival of traditional paper toy race, Manuha, Bagan
‘Taw Tha Lin” Full moon day
Paung Tal religious festival, Bago Division
Festival of Saint ‘Bo Min Khaung’ at Popa
Festival of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda at Inle lake * boat race: 27/Sep and 08/Oct
Festival of Mya Tha Lon Pagoda, Ma Gwe
OCTOBER-2017
04
04-05
05
28-03 Nov

Festival of Kyaut Taw Gyi Pagoda, Mandalay
Festival of elephant dance, Kyauk Sae
Festival of Thadingyut lighting festival or full moon day
Balloon festival at Taunggyi (Biggest festival day: 03/Nov)
NOVEMBER-2017
02
03

13
15-18
30-06 Dec

Festival of weaving race, Yangon
Full moon day of Thazaungmone, lighting festival
Si Mi Ko Daung or candle lighting festival, Ko Dat Kyi Pagoda, Yangon
National day
Pho Win Taung Pagoda festival, Monywa
Festival of A lo Taw Pyae Pagoda, Bagan
DECEMBER -2017
18
25
31
Kayin New Year
Christimas day
New Year day

Festivals of Myanmar – Season 2018

JANUARY-2018
20 Dec-06 Jan
04
05 – 10
12-16
21-17 April
24-01 Feb
30-31
31

Ananda Temple Pagoda festival and Trade fair, Bagan
Independence Day
Kachin State Festival at Myitkyina (date to modify)
‘Narga’ New Year festival (La Hae village/ Lay Shi village)
Religious festival and Trade fair at Shwe Sat Taw Pagoda, Min Bu
Kyaik Kyauk Pagoda festival, Thanlyin
Saying prayers festival or ‘Paya Zee Pwe’ at Mahaumuni, Mandalay
Fire wood preparation festival, Kayin ethnic (Kchone Do, PhaAn)
Stick rice preparation festival: Hta ma naé
FEBRUARY-2018
12
15
16
17
22
23
26-01 Mar
28-01 Mar
Union Day
Maw Tin Zune Pagoda, Hi Kyee city
Chinese New Year
Festival of sprit Ko Gyi Kyaw, Pa Kan city & Yae Za Gyo city
Festival of ‘Inn Taw Gyi’ Pagoda
Festival of ‘Za Lon’, Za Lon city
Shwe Oo Min Festival, Pindaya
Kakku Pagoda Festival
MARCH – 2018
01

02
24-31
27

Full moon day, Tabaung or Pagoda festival, at Shwedagon Rice offering ceremony
(Offering of Sone Zan Sein to monks) at Shwedagon
Festival of honor to Bouddha, at Shwedagon
Peasants Day
Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda Festival, Bago
Armed Forces Day
APRIL – 2018
13-16
13-16
17
17
29

29
29

New Year festival or water festival
New Year or water festival at Dawai
Welcome New Year festival, religious festival
Kasone Full moon day, throwing water festival to sacred Banyan tree
(Festival for Bouhdda birthday, his enlightenment & entering to Nirvana)
Lighting festival, Taung Yo ethic, Pindaya city
Shitt Thaung Pagoda festival, Myauk Oo
MAY – 2018
01
22
22-29
Workers day
Thi Ho Shin Pagoda’s Festival, Pakkoku
Religious examination for monks
JUNE – 2018
22-27
27

Festival of dam sprit protector, Mandalay
Shin Pin Za Gyo Pagoda festival, Salay city
Beginning of Buddhist lent which takes three months. Noviciation ceremony at entire country/ Young people enter to monastery
JULY – 2018
19
27

27-28

Martyr’s day
Buddhist saying prays festival, Dhamasatkya
Festival of robe weaving competition, or Waso robe
Festival of feeding fishes, Pwint Phyu City, Magwe Division
Religious festival at ShweZi Gone & Ananda, Bagan
AUGUST – 2018
12-16
18-19
19-26
25-26
Festival of ‘Shwe Kyun’ sprit, Mandalay
Festival of pagoda Lawkananda, Bagan
Festival of ‘Shin Na Pa’, TaungByone, Mandalay
Festival of traditional paper toy race, MyaZaydi Pagoda, Bagan
SEPTEMBER – 2018
03-09
23-24
24

26

Festival of Taung Byone sprits, YadanaGu, Amarapura
Festival of traditional paper toy race, Manuha, Bagan
‘Taw Tha Lin” Full moon day
Paung Tal religious festival, Bago Division
Festival of Saint ‘Bo Min Khaung’ at Popa
OCTOBER-2018
10-27 Oct
19
23
23-24
24
Festival of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda at Inle lake * boat race: 16/Oct and 27/Oct
Festival of Mya Tha Lon Pagoda, Ma Gwe
Festival of Kyaut Taw Gyi Pagoda, Mandalay
Festival of elephant dance, Kyauk Sae
Festival of Thadingyut lighting festival or full moon day

NOVEMBER-2018
16-22
21
22

Balloon festival at Taunggyi (Biggest festival day: 22/Nov)
Festival of weaving race, Yangon
Full moon day of Thazaungmone, lighting festival
Si Mi Koe Htaung or candle lighting festival, Ko Dat Kyi Pagoda, Yangon

DECEMBER -2018
02
04-07
19-25 Dec
25
31
National day
Pho Win Taung Pagoda festival, Monywa
Festival of A lo Taw Pyae Pagoda, Bagan
Christimas day
New Year day

Schedule of Market day in Southern Shan State Tourist Zone(2017)

 

DAY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
01 B C A B B C C D E E A A
02 C D B C C D D E A A B B
03 D E C D D E E A B B C C
04 E A D E E A A B C C D D
05 A B E A A B B C D D E E
06 B C A B B C C D E E A A
07 C D B C C D D E A A B B
08 D E C D D E E A B B C C
09 E A D E E A A B C C D D
10 A B E A A B B C D D E E
11 B C A B B C C D E E A A
12 C D B C C D D E A A B B
13 D E C D D E E A B B C C
14 E A D E E A A B C C D D
15 A B E A A B B C D D E E
16 B C A B B C C D E E A A
17 C D B C C D D E A A B B
18 D E C D D E E A B B C C
19 E A D E E A A B C C D D
20 A B E A A B B C D D E E
21 B C A B B C C D E E A A
22 C D B C C D D E A A B B
23 D E C D D E E A B B C C
24 E A D E E A A B C C D D
25 A B E A A B B C D D E E
26 B C A B B C C D E E A A
27 C D B C C D D E A A B B
28 D E C D D E E A B B C C
29 E XXX D E E A A B C C D D
30 A XXX E A A B B C D D E E
31 B XXX A XXX B XXX C D XXX E XXX A

NOTE

A

– Heho (Approximately 2-miles from Heho Airport)
– Taung To, Than Taung (On the shore of Inle Lake)
– Kyone (On the way of Aungban- Pindaya Road)
– Loikaw (Kayah Sate)

B

– Taunggyi, Aungban (Gate way to highway Road)
– Inle Floating Market

C

– Pwe Hla (Gate way Pindaya), Phaung Daw Oo & Mine Thaut (On the shore of Inle Lake)
– Kyauk Tine, Pin Long

D

– Shwe Nyaung, Kalaw, Khaung Daing, Inndein (South West of Ywa Ma), Phae Khone
– Maw Bi, Phae Khone

E

– Nyaung Shwe (Gateway to Inle Lake), Pindaya (Vicinity to Pindaya Cave)
– Nam Pan, Ham See (On the way to Kakku), Sakar (On the shore of Inle Lake)

XXX

– This month has only 28 days (or) 30 days.

– Dark Moon Day
– Full Moon Day

SCHDULE OF MARKET DAY IN SOUTHERN SHAN STATE TOURIST ZONE (2018)

 

DAY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
01 B C A B B C C D E E A A
02 C D B C C D D E A A B B
03 D E C D D E E A B B C C
04 E A D E E A A B C C D D
05 A B E A A B B C D D E E
06 B C A B B C C D E E A A
07 C D B C C D D E A A B B
08 D E C D D E E A B B C C
09 E A D E E A A B C C D D
10 A B E A A B B C D D E E
11 B C A B B C C D E E A A
12 C D B C C D D E A A B B
13 D E C D D E E A B B C C
14 E A D E E A A B C C D D
15 A B E A A B B C D D E E
16 B C A B B C C D E E A A
17 C D B C C D D E A A B B
18 D E C D D E E A B B C C
19 E A D E E A A B C C D D
20 A B E A A B B C D D E E
21 B C A B B C C D E E A A
22 C D B C C D D E A A B B
23 D E C D D E E A B B C C
24 E A D E E A A B C C D D
25 A B E A A B B C D D E E
26 B C A B B C C D E E A A
27 C D B C C D D E A A B B
28 D E C D D E E A B B C C
29 E XXX D E E A A B C C D D
30 A XXX E A A B B C D D E E
31 B XXX A XXX B XXX C D XXX E XXX A

NOTE

A

– Heho (Approximately 2-miles from Heho Airport)
– Taung To, Than Taung (On the shore of Inle Lake)
– Kyone (On the way of Aungban- Pindaya Road)
– Nar Baung (On the way to Kakku)
– Loikaw (Kayah Sate)

B

– Taunggyi, Aungban (Gate way to highway Road)
– Inle Floating Market

C

– Pwe Hla (Gate way Pindaya), Phaung Daw Oo & Mine Thaut (On the shore of Inle Lake)
– Kyauk Tine, Pin Long

D

– Shwe Nyaung, Kalaw, Khaung Daing, Inndein (South West of Ywa Ma), Phae Khone
– Maw Bi, Phae Khone

E

– Nyaung Shwe (Gateway to Inle Lake), Pindaya (Vicinity to Pindaya Cave)
– Nam Pan, Ham See (On the way to Kakku), Sakar (On the shore of Inle Lake)

XXX

– This month has only 28 days (or) 30 days.

– Dark Moon Day
– Full Moon Day

Inle Festival 2018

10/Oct/2018
10

Departure from Pagoda ‘Phaung Daw Oo’. Transfer to the village of ‘Kyae Paw Kone’, Indein.

11/Oct/2018
11-12

Path of the village ‘Kyae Paw Kone’ to the village of ‘Ywa Ma’.

13/Oct/2018
13

Path of the village ‘Ywa Ma’ to the village of ‘Nga Phae Chaung’.

14/Oct/2018
14

Path from the village of ‘Nga Phae Chaung’ to village ‘Kyae Zar Gone’.

15/Oct/2018
15

Path of the village ‘Kyae Zar Gone’ to the village of ‘Line Kin’.

16/Oct/2018
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16-17-18

Path from the village of ‘Line Kin’ to the city of ‘Nyaung Shwe’.

19/Oct/2018
19

Path of the city ‘Nyaung Shwe’ to the village ‘Maing Thaut’.

20/Oct/2018
20

Path of the village ‘Maing Thaut’ to village ‘Tha Hlae Oo’.

21/Oct/2018
21

Journey of the village of ‘Tha Hlae Oo’ to village ‘Zayat Gyi’.

22/Oct/2018
22

Path of the village ‘Zayat Gyi’ to village ‘Nam Pan’.

23/Oct/2018
23

Path of the village of ‘Nam Pan’ to village ‘Kyaing Khan’.

24/Oct/2018
***
24

Path of the village ‘Kyaing Khan’ to the village of ‘Maing Pyoe’.

25/Oct/2018
25

Path of the village ‘Myaing Pyoe’ to village ‘Naung Taw’.

26/Oct/2018
26

Path of the village ‘Naung Taw’ to village ‘Yae Thar’.

27/Oct/2018
27

Path of the village of ‘Yae Thar’ at village ‘Paung Daw Oo’.

Note
  • Some dates, 16/Oct and 27/Oct have a long procession route which allows to make the photos more easily.
  • First day, 16/Oct in the morning: Boat race of 45 peoples will be held at departure point near Nyaung Shwe Jetty.
  • Last day, 27/Oct in the morning: Boat race of 45 peoples will be held at departure point near Paung Daw Oo Pagoda.