New Year's Eve
Saturday December 31, 2022
Secular holiday :
New Year's Day
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
Wednesday January 4, 2023
Secular holiday : Celebrates Burma's Declaration of Independence from Britain on January 4, 1948.
Winter holiday (end)
Monday January 9, 2023
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Chinese New Year
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
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.
Thursday March 2, 2023
Secular holiday : In tribute the the country's main human resource.
Taboung Fullmoon Day
Sunday March 5, 2023
Secular holiday : The lunar month of Tabaung (Taboung) brings the annual Shwedagon Festival, the largest paya pwe (pagoda festival) in Myanmar. The full-moon day in Tabaung is also an auspicious occasion for the construction of new payas and local paya festivals are held. Taboung or Tabaung is a local month fallin in February-March.
Armed Forces Day (Tatmadaw Day)
Monday March 27, 2023
Secular holiday : Resistance or Armed Forces Day, celebrated with parades and firework. Since 1989, the Tatmadaw has made it is tradition to pardon a number of prisoners on Armed Forces Day.