All year round Festivals
Myanmar is popularly known as the Land of Festivals because of countless
religious and cultural festivals that take place all year round. Some are
nation wide festivities while others are popular solely around Yangon or in
district Areas. The dates of most festivals and events in Myanmar are times
to coincide with the full moon and often specific to one particular pagoda,
temple, district or village. It is therefore not possible to provide exact
dates for each festival well in advance. In order not to miss any
opportunities., check with your travel agent or the Myanmar Embassy for
updates closer to the event.
There is always a festival for every month on Myanmar Calendar, which
consists of twelve months. However, the first month of the Myanmar calendar
is in April or the month of Tagu. Thingyan or the Water Festival is held
throughout the country for three to four days.