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Myanmar (Rakhin ) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Kyat (MMK)
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    Measurements follow the imperial system
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    Monday june 3, 2024Beginning of school year (public schools)School holidays
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Friday july 19, 2024Martyrs DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday july 20, 2024Waso Robe Donation CeremonyBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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    Sunday july 21, 2024Waso Robe Donation CeremonyBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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    Monday july 22, 2024Waso Robe Donation CeremonyBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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    Wednesday october 16, 2024Tadingyut Full MoonSecular holiday
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    Thursday october 17, 2024Tadingyut Full MoonSecular holiday
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    Thursday october 17, 2024Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends)Buddhism (Theravada)
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    Friday october 18, 2024Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends)Buddhism (Theravada)
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    Friday october 18, 2024Tadingyut Full MoonSecular holiday
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    Thursday november 14, 2024Tazaungdaing Fullmoon DaySecular holiday
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    Friday november 15, 2024Tazaungdaing Fullmoon DaySecular holiday
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    Monday november 25, 2024National DayNational Day
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday december 30, 2024Kayin New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday december 31, 2024New Year's EveSecular holiday
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    Beginning of school year (public schools)

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    Monday june 3, 2024
    School holidays :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    cards/flowers : The second main celebration of Islam. It cele ates A aham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

    Martyrs Day

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    Friday july 19, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the assassination of independence leaders in 1947

    Waso Robe Donation Ceremony

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    Saturday july 20, 2024
    Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Lasts 2 weeks

    Waso Robe Donation Ceremony

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    Sunday july 21, 2024
    Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Lasts 2 weeks

    Waso Robe Donation Ceremony

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    Monday july 22, 2024
    Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Lasts 2 weeks

    Tadingyut Full Moon

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    Wednesday october 16, 2024
    Secular holiday : The Buddhist Lent comes to an end and all those couples who had been putting off marriage now rush into each other's arms. Monks are free to travel from kyaung to kyaung or to go on pilgrimage to holy spots such as Kyaiktiyo or Mt Popa. The Festival of Lights takes place during Thadingyut to celebrate Buddha's return from a period of preaching dhamma (Buddhist philosophy) in Tavatimsa (the highest deva realm), his way lit by devas who lined the route of his descent. For the three days of the festival all of Myanmar is lit by oil lamps, fire balloons, candles and even mundane electric lamps. Tadingyut is the name of a month falling in September-October.

    Tadingyut Full Moon

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    Thursday october 17, 2024
    Secular holiday : The Buddhist Lent comes to an end and all those couples who had been putting off marriage now rush into each other's arms. Monks are free to travel from kyaung to kyaung or to go on pilgrimage to holy spots such as Kyaiktiyo or Mt Popa. The Festival of Lights takes place during Thadingyut to celebrate Buddha's return from a period of preaching dhamma (Buddhist philosophy) in Tavatimsa (the highest deva realm), his way lit by devas who lined the route of his descent. For the three days of the festival all of Myanmar is lit by oil lamps, fire balloons, candles and even mundane electric lamps. Tadingyut is the name of a month falling in September-October.

    Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends)

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    Thursday october 17, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) :

    Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends)

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    Friday october 18, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) :

    Tadingyut Full Moon

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    Friday october 18, 2024
    Secular holiday : The Buddhist Lent comes to an end and all those couples who had been putting off marriage now rush into each other's arms. Monks are free to travel from kyaung to kyaung or to go on pilgrimage to holy spots such as Kyaiktiyo or Mt Popa. The Festival of Lights takes place during Thadingyut to celebrate Buddha's return from a period of preaching dhamma (Buddhist philosophy) in Tavatimsa (the highest deva realm), his way lit by devas who lined the route of his descent. For the three days of the festival all of Myanmar is lit by oil lamps, fire balloons, candles and even mundane electric lamps. Tadingyut is the name of a month falling in September-October.

    Tazaungdaing Fullmoon Day

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    Thursday november 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : The full-moon night of Tazaungmon is an Occasion for another `festival of lights', known properly as Tazaungdaing. It's particularly celebrated in the Shan State - in Taunggyi there are fire balloon competitions. In some areas there are also speed-weaving competitions during the night young Burmese women show their prowess at weaving by attempting to produce robes for Buddha images between dusk and dawn. The results, finished or not, are donated to the monks. The biggest weaving competitions take place at Shwedagon Paya in Yangon.

    Tazaungdaing Fullmoon Day

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    Friday november 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : The full-moon night of Tazaungmon is an Occasion for another `festival of lights', known properly as Tazaungdaing. It's particularly celebrated in the Shan State - in Taunggyi there are fire balloon competitions. In some areas there are also speed-weaving competitions during the night young Burmese women show their prowess at weaving by attempting to produce robes for Buddha images between dusk and dawn. The results, finished or not, are donated to the monks. The biggest weaving competitions take place at Shwedagon Paya in Yangon.

    National Day

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    Monday november 25, 2024
    Secular holiday : On December 5, 1920, Rangoon University students protested against British new rules. The word got around and led into a mass protest. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Kayin New Year's Day

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    Monday december 30, 2024
    Secular holiday : Held on the first waxing moon of Pyatho, the Kayin new year is almost a national holiday. Kayin communities throughout Myanrmar celebrate by wearing their traditional dress of woven tunics over red longyis and by hosting folk dancing and singing performances. The largest celebrations are held in the Kayin suburbs of Insein, just north of Rangoon, and in Hpaan, the capital of the Kayin State

    New Year's Eve

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    Tuesday december 31, 2024
    Secular holiday :