Myanmar (Burmese) Culture

Dates of Significance

The Burmese calendar has 12 lunar months, each of which has its own seasonal festival.

  • Independence Day (4th of January)
  • Union Day (12th of February)
  • Full Moon of Tabaung – 10 days (Varies each year)
  • Peasant’s Day (2nd of March)
  • Armed Forces’ Day (27th of March)*
  • Thingyan – Burmese Water Festival (3-5 days in mid-April)
  • Myanmar New Year’s Day (Varies each year)
  • Labour Day (1st of May)
  • Full Moon Day of Kasong (Varies each year)
  • Full Moon Day of Waso (Varies each year)
  • Martyrs’ Day (19th of July)
  • Full Moon Day of Thadingyut (Varies each year)
  • Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone (Varies each year)
  • National Day (Varies each year)
  • Kayin New Year’s Day (Varies each year)
  • Christmas Day (25th of December)

* Originally known as Resistance Day.


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