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Myanmar Festivals

Last updated: August 17, 2020 /3270 Views

Every month of the Myanmar lunar calendar has its own season, its own flower, its own zodiacal sign, its own constellation and its own seasonal festivals. Let's learning about Myanmar Festival with BestPrice Travel.

Living in one of the Nature's most favored lands, the Myanmar are lively and enjoyable people. With agriculture as their main occupation they make an easy livelihood as their natural environment. Inhabiting in various parts of their country, which is endowed with natural assets of forests, streams, lakes, mountains, hills, and sea coast, Myanmar lifestyles are amphibious in character which is reflected in their cultural activities. Every month of the Myanmar lunar calendar has its own season, its own flower, its own zodiacal sign, its own constellation and its own seasonal festivals.

There are twelve monthly Myanmar festivals:

  • January (Pyatho) - Ananda Pagoda Festival - one of the most popular festivals in the country.
  • February (Tabodwe) - Htamene Festival
  • March (Tabaung) - Full Moon Day of Tabaung - Nationwide pagoda festivals (Ceremonies at pagodas throughout the country) and Shwedagon Pagoda Festival
  • April (Tagu) - Full Moon Day of Tagu, Thingyan (Water festival) and Myanmar New Year Festival

Thingyan (Myanmar Water festival)

Thingyan (Myanmar Water festival)

  • May (Kason) - Full moon of Kason (Kason Bo Tree Watering Festival)
  • June (Nayon) - Tipitaka Festival - Festival of religious examination
  • July (Waso) -  Full Moon Day of Waso; Robe Offering Festival (Festival of ordination of monks)
  • August (Wagaung) - Taungbyone Nat Festival (festival of giving religious charity)
  • September (Tawthalin) - Regatta Festival and Boat rowing competitions
  • October (Thadingyut) - Festival of lights

Myanmar Festival of Lights

Myanmar Festival of Lights

  • November (Tazaungmone) - Full moon day of Tasaungmone; Tazaungdaing Festival of Lights; Kyi Ma No Festival and Kahtein Thingan Offering Festival and Matho Thingan Festival (Yellow Robe Weaving)
  • December (Nadaw) - Mahapeine nat (Ritual feasts honoring Burmese nats or spirits)

As well as the public holidays there are plenty of festivals and events of different ethnic groups. If you love festivals and discovering Burmese culture then it is time to take a tour to Myanmar!

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