Events and Festival

Events and Festival


Myanmar is recognized as one of the countries in the world where there are many festivals and events throughout the year. Each festival has its own meaning, tradition and characteristics. The cerebration respecting the deep spiritual meaning is the fundamental aspect which commonly reflected on each festival. Each festival also said to be implying the natural and real view of people in Myanmar including customs and culture. Followings are the monthly listed festivals and events.


Kachin Manaw Festival (Myitkyina)

Naga New Year Festival (Naga Land)

Ananda Temple Festival


Kyaik-Khauk Pagoda Festival

Bon Fire Ceremony (Pyay)

Mahamuni Paya Ceremony

Shwe Saryan Pagoda Festival


Kakku Pagoda Festival

Mawdin Festival (Cape Negrais, Pathein)

Inndaw Gyi Festival (Moe-Nyin, Kachin State)

Bawgyo Image Festival (Thibaw, Shan State)

Ko Gyi Kyaw Festival (Pa-Khan, Bagan)

Pindaya Cave Festival (Pindaya, Shan State)


Water Festival (Throughout the country)

Thanakha Grinding Event (Sittwe, Rakhine State)

New Year Day & Animal freeing Ceremony (Throughout the country)

Sand Stupa Event (Twante, Yangon Division)

Popa Ceremony (Mt. Popa, Bagan)


Shwe-kyet-yet Event (Mandalay)

Kason Day (Throughout country)

Taung Yo Festival (Pindaya Cave, Shan State)

Pa-Oh Rocket Festival (Water Hole, Taunggyi and elsewhere)


Buddhist Recitations (Kaba Aye Hillock, Yangon)


Full Moon Day of Waso - Beginning of Buddhist Lent (Throughout the country)

Guardian Spirit Ceremony (Sittwe, Rakhine State)

Shwe Kyun Bin Ceremony (Mingun, Mandalay)


Taung-Byone Ceremony (Taungbyone, Mandalay)


Yadanagu Ceremony (Amarapura, Mandalay)

Rice-Donating Ceremony (Padamya Pagoda, Sagaing)


Thadingyut-Light Festival (Throughout the country)

Dummy Elephant Festival (Kyaukse-Mandalay)

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival (Inle Lake)

Shwe-zi-gon Festival (Bagan)

Kyaikhtiyo Festival (Golden Rock Festival)


Hot-Air Balloons Festival (Taunggyi)

Candle Light Event (Koe Htat Kyi Pagoda, Yangon)


Powintaung Caves Festival (Monywa)

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