Festivals in Myanmar

November

On this special occasion, people enjoy fun and merit by holding firework-launching competitions. The firework is in the form of rockets. There are also hot balloons competitions on the day and night occasions.

November

After the rains, the monks would need new robes and on the full moon day, the offering of new robes for the monks are held. It is called the Khahtein ceremony.

October, November

Inle lake, being located at the 900 meters above the sea, is the second largest natural lake with the hazy blue mountains as backdrop.

October

Kyauk-Se is a thriving town which is located on the Yangon-Mandalay highway, where Light Festival and Elephant Dancing Festival are held in the month of Thadingyut (October). This is the festival which mainly features the elephant dance accompanied by colorful pageantry.

October

Thadingyut is the seventh month of Myanmar lunar calendar and the end of lent. There are (3) days lighting festival; (1) the day before full moon day, (2) the full moon day and (3) the day after full moon day.

April

This festival day falls in the month of April. The beginning of the Water Festival day is April 13th, usually it is a celebration of enjoying days are four days, as well as welcoming Myanmar New Year.

February, March

The Shwe Sar Yan Pagoda Festival is a very interesting festival indeed: a typical rural fair, bringing many visitors from not only the outlying villages but also from faraway. The main attractions of this festival are the folk toys woven out of dried palm fronds.

January

The Kayah people are the largest ethnic group in Kayah State on the border of Myanmar and Thailand.

January

The Kachins; one of the major race of Myanmar, take great part in this festival and many Kachins from abroad come back to meet and dance at this special event, is held in the month of January. It is the celebration of the New Year, Victory in battles and reunion of the tribes.

January

This is one of the most famous pagoda festivals in Bagan; one of the Asia's most amazing and richest archaeological sites. The Great Ananda Pagoda Festival is said to have been going on continuously since the Bagan period.

January

Naga New Year Festival is one of the rarest ceremonies in Myanmar. There are estimated more than 150,000 Nagas, comprising of 12 major tribes and many sub-tribes, dwelling in Myanmar.