Festivals in Myanmar
- Festivals in April (Tabaung/Tagu)
- Festivals in August (Waso/Wakhaung)
- Festivals in December (Tazaungmone/Nadaw)
- Festivals in February (Pyartho/ Dabodwei)
- Festivals in January (Nadaw/Pyartho)
- Festivals in March (Dabodwei/ Tabaung)
- Festivals in May (Tagu/Kason)
- Festivals in November (Thadingyut/Tazaungmone)
- Festivals in October (Tawthalin/ Thadingyut)
- Festivals in September (Wakhaung/Tawthalin)
Shwedagon Pagoda Festival (Yangon)
Yangon’s magnificent stupa becomes the centre of a week-long period of intense veneration, attracting huge crowds from across Myanmar.
Kakku Pagoda Festival (Inle)
Marriages are fixed, deals struck and pwe performed in the lively fair that precedes the Pa O people’s annual New Year celebrations at the extraordinary Shan Stupa site near Inle lake.
Thingyan Water Festival (Country wide)
Perhaps the quirkiest of all Myanmar’s festivals, and certainly the sauciest, is this hot-season bash, when girls get soaked to the skin by water-throwing admirers.
Thanakha Grinding Festival (Rakhine)
While the woman of Sittwe grind the roots of thanaka wood, the men play instruments, sing and dance in this festival dedicated to the fragrant paste worn by most Burmese women.
Shwemawdaw Pagoda Festival (Bago)
Singing and dancing competitions are the key part of this annual temple festival in the monument-laden former capital.