Festivals in Myanmar

Festivals in Myanmar

Ananda Pagoda festival Bagan, January 2-10
Bowls of alms filled with crops are offered to long lines of monks and many farmers
travel to the festival by bullock cart.
Kachin Manaw festival Myikyina, Kachin state, January 9-10
This is one of the famous ethnic festivals in Myanmar, which celebrates for Kachin State Day.
NAGA NEW YEAR festival Khamti, Sagaing Region, January 14-16
Naga is one of the minority tribes in Myanmar, which celebrates for annual gathering includes traditional dances and huge bonfires
Mahamuni Pagoda festival Mandalay, January 24-February 8
Thousands of pilgrimage going to Mahamuni Pagoda festival which is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites.
Kyaikhauk Pagoda festival Thanlyin, Yangon Region, February 2-8
This festival has atmosphere of a country fair.
Baw Gyo Pagoda festival Hispaw, Shan State, March 2-8
During the Pagoda festival, the Buddhist brings out four Buddha images once a year for display and gilding with gold leaf.
Kekku Pagoda festival Taunggyi, Shan State, March 2-8
Pa-O ethnic festival is held at thousands of Stupas compound.
Shwe U Min Pagoda festival Pindaya, Shan State March 2-8
One of the famous festival in Myanmar, we can we many minorities tribes with their traditional costumes.
Thingyan water festival Throughout Myanmar, April 13-16
This is Myanmar New Year festival, but all Myanmar People celebrates just before the Myanmar New Year. All people are dousing one another with water.
Kason Full Moon day Throughout Myanmar, May 6
Buddhist devotees celebrate the birth, death and enlightenment of the Buddha.
Chinlon festival Mandalay, May 21-June 20
Chinlon is one of the Myanmar traditional sport and also very famous in Myanmar. Chinlon players from all over the country participate and converge on the Mahamuni Pagoda complex.
Shittaung Pagoda festival Mrauk-U, June1-4
During the festival, we can see traditional kickboxing competitions.
Full Moon day of Waso Throughout Myanmar, July 3
The full moon day commemorates the day of Buddha preached his first sermon on the turning of the wheel of Law and marks the beginning of the Buddhist Lent period.
Taungbyone Nat festival Taungbyone, Mandalay region, August 25- September 1
This is the biggest, loudest and most rambunctious spirits festival of the year in Myanmar.
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda festival Inle Lake, October 16-November 2
One of the longest Pagoda festivals in Myanmar, Inn Thar people display scared Buddha Images on a decorative barge and a tour of 20 villages around the Inle Lakeover a 3 weeks period, with celebrations including colorful leg-rowing competitions of Men and Women
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Kyauk-Taw Gyi Pagoda festival Mandalay, October 27- November 2
One of the biggest Pagoda festival in Mandalay, and celebrates at the foot of Mandalay Hill.
Thadingyut lightening festival Throughout Myanmar, October 29-31
Pagodas, houses, monuments are illuminated with candles, oil lamps and electric lights to mark the end of Buddhist Lent.
Inn Dein Pagoda festival Inle Lake, November 6-7
Inn Thar and Pa-O people celebrate Pagoda festival at the thousands of Pagodas compound.
Tazaungdaing festival of lights Throughout Myanmar, November 27-29
During the festival, fire balloons are launched into the sky and offering the robes, donations to Monasteries.
Mt.Popa spirit festival December 28
This festival attracts thousands of revelers to the most important spirit-worshipping center.