Festivals in Myanmar

Highest Recommended Festivals (Besides ETT standard tour availability)
S.no Name of Festival/Fair Festival Day/Dates
1 New Year / Ananda Pagoda Festival Bagan 1st January
2 Independence Day 4th January
3 Kachin Manaw festival 9th - 10th January
4 Naga New year festival 12th - 18th January
5 Nyan Taw Pagoda festival in Pyin Oo Lwin 23rd - 31st January
6 Union Day 12th February
7 Full moon Day of Tabuang 1st March
8 Golden Hilltop Festival 26th Jan - 1st Feb
9 Pindaya Cave Festival 23rd Feb - 1st Mar
10 Peasants Day 2nd March
11 Armed Force Day 27th March
12 Shwemawdaw Pagoda Festival 07th - 19th April
13 Thingyan Water festival 13th - 16th April
14 Mount Popa Ceremony 14th April
15 Full Moon of Waso Day 27th July
16 Phaung Daw Pagoda Inle Festival 10th - 27th October
17 KyaukTawGyi Pagoda Festival Mandalay 20th - 24th October
18 Indien Pagoda Festival 20th - 24th October
19 Shwezigon Pagoda Festival Bagan 19th - 22nd November
20 Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Festival (Golden Rock) 22nd November
21 Mount Poppa Nat festival 22nd December
22 New year’s Eve 31st December

There are countless fairs, celebrations and festivals in Myanmar each year and travelers planning a trip to Myanmar often have a difficult time deciding which festivals in Myanmar they should experience. All the major festivals of Myanmar are spectacular in their own right, but some are better to include on your tour of Myanmar.