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Festivals

INTRODUCTION TO MYANMAR FESTIVAL
With argriculture as their main occupation, they make an easy livelihood out of their natural environment. Endowed with natural assets of forest, streams, lakes, mountains, delta, snow-capped mountains, grass plains, hill and sea coast which can best describes the close relation of the people to nature and in religion. Myanmar Festival based on the culture and religion.

January

Htamane Festival
Ananda Pagoda Festival (Bagan)
Shwesettaw Pagoda Festival (Minbu , Magway)
Mahamuni Pagoda Festival (Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay)
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda Festival (Pindaya, Shan State)
Kachin Manao Festival (Myitkyina, Kachin State)
Naga New Year Festival (Chin State)


February
Maw-tin-sun Pagoda Festival (Pathein, Ayeyarwaddy Division)
Indawgyi Pagoda Festival(Kachin State)
Pindaya Cave Pagoda Festival (Shan State)
Chinese New Year
Salone Traditional Festival( Myeik Archipelago)


March
Shwedagon Pagoda Festival (Yangon)
Shwemawdaw Pagoda Festival(Bago)
Shinpyu (Novitiation) Ceremonies


April
Thingyan (Water)Festival
Myanmar New Year Day
Popa Nat or Spirits’ Festival (Mount Popa)


May
Kason Fullmoon Day (Watering of the Sacred Bo Tree Festival)
Taung-yo Torchlight Procession Festival (Pindaya, Shan State)


June
Nayone Festival of Tipitaka


July
Waso Fullmoon Day or Dhammasetkya Day


August
Taungpyone Nats or Spirits’ Festival(Taungpyone, Mandalay)


October
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival (Inlay Lake, Shan State)
Performing Arts Competition (Yangon)
Thadingyut Festival of Lights
Kyaukse Elephant Dance Festival (Kyaukse, Mandalay)
Shwezigon Pagoda Festival (Bagan)


November
Tazaungdine Festival of Lights
Kyaihtiyo Pagoda(Golden Rock) Festival (Kyaik Hto, Mon State)
Hot Air Balloons & Fireworks Festival(Taungggyi, Shan State)
Kahtein Thingan(Yellow Robe)Weaving Festival


December
9000 Lighting of Candles (Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda, Yangon)
Kayin New Year Day
Christmas Day