Independence Day -
Wednesday January 4, 2017
Secular holiday : Celebrates Burma's Declaration of Independence from Britain on January 4, 1948.
Mahamuni Festival -
Sunday February 5, 2017
Culture : Monks read prayers for 8 days. They receive offerings on the 9th day.
Union Day -
Sunday February 12, 2017
Secular holiday : Celebrates Bogyoke Aung San's short-lived achievement of unifying Myanmar's disparate racial groups. For two weeks preceding Union Day, the national flag is paraded from town to town.
Shwe Saryan pagoda festival -
Monday February 27, 2017
Secular holiday : A festival that lasts 2 weeks.