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Myanmar : 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)
Internet domain: .mm - telephone code: +95 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +6:30 (DST: no)
Measurements follow the imperial system
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Wednesday August 17, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday October 9, 2022Tadingyut Full MoonSecular holiday
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Monday October 10, 2022Tadingyut Full MoonSecular holiday
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Tuesday October 11, 2022Tadingyut Full MoonSecular holiday
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Monday October 17, 2022Fall holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday October 24, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Thursday November 17, 2022National DayNational Day
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Friday December 16, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday December 22, 2022Kayin New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday December 31, 2022New Year's EveSecular holiday
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday January 4, 2023Independence DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 9, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday January 23, 2023Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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Sunday February 12, 2023Union DaySecular holiday
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Summer holiday (end)

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Wednesday August 17, 2022
School holidays :

Tadingyut Full Moon

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Sunday October 9, 2022
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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Monday October 10, 2022
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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Tuesday October 11, 2022
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.

Fall holiday (end)

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Monday October 17, 2022
School holidays :

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Monday October 24, 2022
Hinduism : Diwali also called the festival of lights , is an ancient Hindu festival which signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

National Day

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Thursday November 17, 2022
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 holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 16, 2022
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Kayin New Year's Day

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Thursday December 22, 2022
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

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
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.

New Year's Eve

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Saturday December 31, 2022
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New Year's Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Independence Day

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Wednesday January 4, 2023
Secular holiday : Celebrates Burma's Declaration of Independence from Britain on January 4, 1948.

Winter holiday (end)

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Monday January 9, 2023
School holidays : Https://www.isyedu.org
Calendar provided by the International School of Yangoon
dates confirmed till July 2023

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Chinese New Year

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Monday January 23, 2023
cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. NOT a public holiday

Union Day

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Sunday February 12, 2023
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.