Public holidays in Myanmar

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Several public holidays are observed in Myanmar.[1]

Public holidays[edit]

Day Name Date(2017) Date(2018) Number of Days Remarks
New Year's Day - 1 January 1 day -
Independence Day 4 January 4 January 1 day Marks independence from British Empire in 1948.
Union Day 12 February 12 February 1 day Anniversary of the Panglong Agreement in 1947.
Full Moon Day Of Tabaung - 1 March 1 day Tabaung Pwè Pagoda Festivals.
Peasants' Day 2 March 2 March 1 day a day to mark and honour the contribution of agriculture and farming to Myanmar.
Full Moon Day of Tabaung 12 March - 1 day Tabaung Pwè Pagoda Festivals.
Armed Forces Day 27 March 27 March 1 day Formerly Resistance Day (against the Japanese occupation in 1945).
Myanmar New Year Holidays 13–17 April 13–17 April 5 days Pre-Thingyan Day, Commencing Day to Prime Day, End of Thingyan, Myanmar New Year Day.
Full Moon Day of Kason - 29 April 1 day Anniversary of the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha celebrated by watering the Bodhi tree.
May Day 1 May 1 May 1 day Worker's Day.
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.
Start of Buddhist Lent 8 July - 1 day Full Moon Day of Waso
Martyrs' Day 19 July 19 July 1 day Commemorates the assassination of Aung San and several other cabinet members in 1947.
Start of Buddhist Lent - 27 July 1 day Full Moon Day of Waso
Thadingyut Holidays

End of Buddhist Lent

4, 5, 6 October 23, 24, 25 October 3 days Pre-Full Moon Day, Full Moon Day of Thadingyut, Post-Full Moon Day

(Festival of Lights)

Tazaungdine Holidays 2, 3 November 21, 22 November 2 days Pre-Full Moon, Full Moon Day Of Tazaungmon
National Day 13 November 3 December 1 day Anniversary of the first university students strike in 1920.
Kayin New Year Day 18 December - 1 day 1st Waxing of Pyatho
Christmas 25 December 25 December 1 day The Birthday of Jesus Christ.
New Year's Eve - 31 December 1 day -
International New Year Holidays 30, 31 December - 2 days -
Eid ul-Adha 2 September 22 (OR) 23 September 1 day Eid ul-Adha Day and Deepavali Day will be separately announced on the days they will fall on.

Union Government

Deepavali 18 October 6 (OR) 7 November 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. Karen New Year Day - 1st Waxing of Pyatho (Public Holiday)
  4. Karen National Day - 11 February (Only in Karen State)
  5. Chin National Day - 20 February (Only in Chin State)
  6. Mon National Day - 1st Waning of Tabodwe (Only in Mon State)
  7. Rakhine National Day - 1st Waning of Kason (Only in Rakhine State)
  8. 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 Government 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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