Seasonal Festivals

January    
Festival Place Date & Duration
Kachin Manano Festival Myitkyina, Kachin State 10th January
     
February    
Festival Place Date & Duration
Naga New Year Festival (Either Lahe or
Layshi Sagaing Region)
From 14th waning day of Pyartho, (3 days )
(2.2.2010 to 4.2.2011)
Kayin Campfire Festival (Kyondo,Pa-an,Kayin State) Fullmoon day of Tabodwe
(18.2.2011)
Htamanae Festival (Nation Wide) anytime during Tabodwe
     
     
March    
Festival Place Date & Duration
Chinese New Year (National Wide) (3.2.2011)
Ko Gyi Kyaw Festival (Pakhan,Yesagyo,Magwe Region) 3rd waxing day of Tabaung
(7.3.2011)
Chin New Year Festival (Chin State) 6th waxing day of Tabaung
(10.3.2011)
Veteran Festival (Taungpyone,Mandalay Region) Fullmoon day of Tabaung
(19.3.2011)
Campfire Festival (Palaung Villages,Kalaw,Shan State) Fullmoon day of Tabaung
(19.3.2011)
     
April    
Festival Place Date & Duration
Thingyan water Festival (Nation Wide) April 13 to 16 , (4)days
(13.4.2010 to 16.4.2010)
Myanmar New Year's Day (Nation Wide) (17.4.2010)
     
     
May    
Festival Place Date & Duration
Popa Nat or Spirits Festival (Mount Popa,Mandalay Region) 3rd waxing day of Kasone
(5.5.2011)
TaungYo Torch light Procession Festival (Pindaya,Shan State) Fullmoon day of Kasone
(17.5.2011)
Kasone Fullmoon Day (Watering of Sacred Bo Tree Festival) (Nation Wide) Fullmoon day of Kasone
(17.5.2011)
     
June    
Festival Place Date & Duration
Nayone Festival of Tipitaka (Nation Wide) From 8th waxing day of Nayon for (15)days
(9.6.2011 to 23.6.2011)
     
July    
Festival Place Date & Duration
Fish-Feeding Festival (Pwint Phyu, Magwe Region) Fullmoon day of Waso
(15.7.2011)
Flower Taking Festival (Nation Wide) Fullmoon day of Waso
(15.7.2011)
Dhamma Setkya Day (Nation Wide) Fullmoon day of Waso
(15.7.2011)
Shwe Kyun Pin Nat (Spirit) Festival (Mingun,Mandalay Region) 1st waxing day of Wagaung
(31.7.2011)
     
August    
Festival Place Date & Duration
Taung Pyone Nats (Spirit) Festival (Taung Pyone, Mandalay Region) From 10th waxing moon day of Wagaung, (12days)
(9.8.2011 to 20.8.2011)
Yadana Gu Nat (Spirit) Festival (Amarapura,Mandalay Region) 10th waning day of Wagaung
(24.8.2011)
     
September    
Festival Place Date & Duration
Tooth Relic Festival (Paungde,Bago Region) Fullmoon day of Tawthalin
(12.9.2011)
Boe Min Gaung Festival (Popa,Kyaukpadaung,Mandalay Region) 2nd waning day of Tawthalin
(14.9.2011)
     
October    
Festival Place Date & Duration
Kyaukse Elephant Dance Festival (Kyaukse,Mandalay Region) 14th waxing day and the fullmoon day of Thadingyut
(11.10.2011 and 12.10.2011)
Thadingyut Festival of Lights (Nation Wide) Fullmoon day of Thadingyut
(12.10.2011)
Fire Floating Festival (Shwekyin, Bago Region) 1st waning day of Thadingyut
(13.10.2011)
Yamayana Festival (Phyarpon,Ayeyarwady Region) 1st waning day of Thadingyut
(13.10.2011)
     
November    
Festival Place Date & Duration
Tazaungdine Festival of Lights (Nation Wide) Fullmoon day of Tazaungmone
(10.11.2011)
Hot Air Balloons & Fireworks Festival (Taunggyi,Shan State) 10th waxing day to fullmoon day of Tazaungmone
(5.11.2011 to 10.11.2011)
Yellow Robe weaving Contest (Shwedagon,Shwebon Pwint,Kyaikkasan,Botahtaung Pagoda, Yangon Region) 14th waxing day of Tazaungmone
(9.11.2011)
9000 Lighting of Candles (Koehtatgyi Pagoda,Yangon Region) Fullmoon day of Tazaungmone
(10.11.2011)
Kahtein Thingan (Yellow Robe) Weaving Festival (Nation Wide) Any day from 1st waning day of Thadingyut to fullmoon day of Tazaungmone
(Between 13.10.2011 to 10.11.2011)

     
December    
Festival Place Date & Duration
Going to Battle Front Festival (Taungpyone,Mandalay Region) Fullmoon day of Nattaw
(10.12.2011)
Kayin New Year Day (Kayin State and Yangon Region) 1st waxing day of Pyatho
(25.12.2010)