Myanmar Calendar:

The Myanmar calendar subscribes to both the solar and lunar months, thus requiring an intercalary 30-day 13th month every second or third year. Therefore, the full moon days may change from one month to another in the usual calendar. The Myanmar months and the respective festivals are as follows.

January (Nadaw/Pyartho)

  • Kachin Manao Festival (Kachin)
  • Ananda Pagoda Festival (Bagan)
  • Naga New Year (Sagaing)

February (Pyartho/Dabodwei)

  • Full Moon Day of Dabodwei (Countrywide)
  • Htamane Festival (Countrywide)
  • Mahamuni Pagoda Festival (Mandalay)
  • Salone Festival (Tanintharyi Region)

March (Dabodwei/Tabaung)

  • Shwe Dagon Pagoda Festival (Yangon)
  • Kakku Pagoda Festival (Inle)
  • Full Moon Day of Tabaung (Countrywide)
  • Shwe Umin Pagoda Festival (Shan State)
  • Sand Pagoda Festival (Countrywide)

April (Tabaung/Tagu)

  • Mann Shwesettaw Festival
  • Thingyan Water Festival (Countrywide)
  • Thanakha Grinding Festival (Rakhine)
  • Full Moon Day of Tagu (Countrywide)
  • Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda Festival (Bago)
  • Myanmar New Year Festival (Countrywide)

May (Tagu/Kason)

  • Full Moon Day of Kason (or) Bo Tree Watering Festival (Countrywide)
  • June (Kason/Nayon)
  • Pariyatti Sasana Examination

July (Nayon/Waso)

  • Full Moon Day of Waso

August (Waso/ Wakhaung)

  • Taungpyone Festival

September (Wakhaung/Tawthalin)

  • Phaungdawoo Pagoda Festival (Shan State)
  • Manuha Pagoda Festival (Mandalay Region)

October (Tawthalin/Tadingyut)

  • Full Moon Day of Thadingyut (Countrywide)
  • Dancing Elephant Festival (Kyaukse)
  • Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Festival (Mon State)

November (Tadingyut/Tazaunmone)

  • Matho Thingan (Yangon)
  • Kahtein Thingan Offering (Country wide)
  • Hot-air balloon Festival (Shan State)
  • Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone

December (Tazaunmone/Nadaw)

  • Kayin New Year Festival