Ananda Pagoda festival in Bagan -
Wednesday January 3, 2018
Culture : Large gathering of Kachin people, ceremonies, dances, brass drums... - http://www.baganmyanmar.com updated Sept. 2013
Independence Day -
Wednesday January 4, 2017
Secular holiday : Celebrates Burma's Declaration of Independence from Britain on January 4, 1948.
Monday January 9, 2017
Secular holiday : To prepare for next day's ceremony.
Kashin Manaw -
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Secular holiday : State of Kachin day, not celebrated every year
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.