Public holidays in Myanmar

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Several public holidays are observed in Myanmar.[1]

Public holidays[edit]

No. Day Name Date(2017) Number of Days Remarks
1 Independence Day 4 January 1 day Marks independence from British Empire in 1948.
2 Union Day 12 February 1 day Anniversary of the Panglong Agreement in 1947.
3 Peasants' Day 2 March 1 day Anniversary of Ne Win's coup.
4 Full Moon Day of Tabaung 12 March 1 day Tabaung Pwè Pagoda Festivals.
5 Armed Forces Day 27 March 1 day Formerly Resistance Day (against the Japanese occupation in 1945).
6 Myanmar New Year Holidays 13 - 17 April 5 days Pre-Thingyan Day, Commencing Day to Prime Day, End of Thingyan, Myanmar New Year Day.
7 May Day 1 May 1 day Worker's Day.
8 Full Moon Day of Kason 10 May 1 day Anniversary of the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha celebrated by watering the Bodhi tree.
9 Martyrs' Day 19 July 1 day Commemorates the assassination of Aung San and several other cabinet members in 1947.
10 Start of Buddhist Lent 8 July 1 day Full Moon Day of Waso
11 Thadingyut Holidays

End of Buddhist Lent

4 - 5 - 6 October 3 days Pre-Full Moon Day, Full Moon Day of Thadingyut, Post-Full Moon Day

(Festival of Lights)

12 Tazaungdine Holidays 2 - 3 November 2 days Pre-Full Moon, Full Moon Day Of Tazaungmon
13 National Day 13 November 1 day Anniversary of the first university students strike in 1920.
14 Kayin New Year Day 18 December 1 day 1st Waxing of Pyatho
15 Christmas 25 December 1 day The Birthday of Jesus Christ.
16 International New Year Holidays 30 - 31 December 2 days -
17 Eid ul-Adha - 1 day Eid ul-Adha Day and Deepavali Day will be separately announced on the days they will fall on.

Union Government

18 Deepavali - 1 day

Ethnic Affairs Days[edit]

  1. Kachin State Day - 10 January (Only in Kachin State)
  2. Kayah State Day - 15 January (Only in Kayah State)
  3. Kayin New Year Day - 1st Waxing of Pyatho (Public Holiday)
  4. Chin National Day - 20 February (Only in Chin State)
  5. Mon National Day - 1st Waning of Tabodwe (Only in Mon State)
  6. Rakhine National Day - 1st Waning of Kason (Only in Rakhine State)
  7. Shan National Day - 7 February (Only in Shan State)

Government Offices Hours And Banks Hours[edit]

In The Republic Of The Union Of Myanmar,

All Governmemt Offices Hours are:

From 9:30 Hours to 16:30 Hours.

All Banks Hours are:

From 9:30 Hours to 15:30 Hours.

On Pay Day (Banks Hours),

From 8:30 Hours to 14:30 Hours.

Weekly Holidays[edit]

Saturday and Sunday are Weekly Holidays. All Government Offices and Banks will be closed on weekly holidays.


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