Myanmar Festivals

Myanmar Festival 2014

Myanmar festival 2014

Month

Date

Events

 

January

 

 

 

 

Jan 01, 2014

Kyaik-hti-yo ‘Golden Rock’ Pagoda Festival Nine Thousand Lamps **

Location :Kyaik-hti-yo ‘Garden Rock’ Pagoda, Mon State
Duration : 1 evening

On the platform of the Kyaik-hti-yo ‘Golden Rock’ Pagoda, devotees light nine thousand lamps to welcome the New Year and to give thanks to Buddha’s peaceful Doctrine. The magical Golden Rock Pagoda, a golden spire, sits on the top of a huge boulder covered with gold leaf and perched on the edge of a cliff.

 

Jan 08, 2014

~
Jan 11, 2014

Highlight Day  
Jan 10, 2014.

 Manaw Festival (Kachin Independence Day) **

At: Myitkyina, Kachin State

This festival is held three to four days prior to 10 Jan and end on 11 Jan.  The length of festival is not uniform in every year. But 10 Jan is the highlight day for every year.
Traditional Kachin Manaw Festival to celebrate New Year.  All the Kachin clans will congregate at Myitkyina to celebrate this event.

 

Jan 12-16, 2014

Highlight Day
Jan 14 & 15
2014

Naga New Year **

Location: Lahe Township, Sagaing Division.

In perhaps one of the most colorful ceremonies in the country, the many different Naga tribes gather in traditional costume to perform ritual dances. Lahe township itself is quite remote, accessible only via steep mountains. This festival will be organized by Diamond Palace Travels and

Tours under the supervision of Myanmar Hotel & Tourism.

The highlight of this festival are 14 & 15 Jan 2013; 14 Jan 2014 is erection of traditional Naga Ceremonial Pole and opening ceremony will be held on 15 Jan 2014.

» Naga Plan (.pdf)
» Naga Schedule (.excel)

 

Jan 08,  2014
~
Jan 21, 2014

Highlight Day

Jan 15, 2014 (Full moon day of Pyatho)

 Ananda Festival (8th waxing day of Pyatho) ****

At: Ananda Pagoda, Bagan

14-day festival ending on 21 Jan. The highlight is on the full moon day (15 Jan when alms bowls filled with crops are offered to monks who all wait in a long line. Pilgrimages and holiday outings in country bullock carts can be seen.

Recommended Hotels: Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort, Bagan Thande Hotel, Aye Yar River View Hotel and Bagan Hotel
 

 

February

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 07, 2014

 Shan State Day *

At: Taunggyi, Keng-Tong and Lashio, Shan State.

Dances of Shan ethnic minorities are performed.

 

Feb 07, 2014
~
Feb 15, 2014

Highlight Days
Feb 13 & 14, 2014 (Eve & full moon day of Tabodwe)

 Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival *

(8th waxing day of Tabodwe)
At: Thanlyin, Yangon

9-day festival ending 15 February. Maintaining the heritage of donating drinking water to all by descendants of the first donor is amazing.

 

Feb 20, 2014

Chin National Day *

At: Haka (Northern Chin State) and Mindat (Southern Chin State)

A popular holiday for Chins, one of the main races of the country.  Ethnic dances performed by different Chin groups at both venues.
Also different places in Chin State Sacrificial gayals (oxen) are slaughtered and this is followed by singing, dancing and drinks of alcoholic beverages.

 

Feb 13, 2014
&
Feb 14, 2014

Highlight Day
Feb 14 2014 (Full moon day of Tabodwe)

 Mahamuni Ceremonies ***

(14th – 15th waxing days of Tabodwe)
At: Mahamuni precinct.

Mandalay Glutinous rice delicacy contests are held late on 14th waxing day. On the morning of 15th waxing day (Full moon day), incense is burnt in large flames in a symbolic gesture of offering heat to the great image. Note: This Glutinous rice delicacy contest festival is held all around Myanmar. In Yangon, it is mainly held at Maha Wizaya Pagoda near Shwedagon.

[If the clients would like to see how to make glutinous rice (in some year contests for making this) to offer Mahamuni pagoda in the morning of Full moon day, it will be done in the evening of Full moon eve (14 Feb, 2013)].

 

Feb 14, 2014

 Bonfire Ceremony (Full moon day of Tabodwe) *

At: Pyay

The white stems of Nyan-yoe plants that emit no smoke when lit are burnt at four cardinal points on the platform of the pagoda in the early morning of the full moon day. Worshipers then proceed to Pho-U mountaintop resort, where Lord Buddha was said to have visited and preordained events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

 

Mar  08, 2014
~
Mar  15, 2014

Highlight day
Mar 15, 2014 (Full moon day of Tabaung)

 Ko Kyi Kyaw Ceremony *

(8th waxing day of Tabaung)
At: Pakhan, Yezagyo

8–day ceremony ending 15 March.
1st day: Ko Kyi Kyaw is coaxed and he ascends the throne.
2nd day: Nat figures are cleansed with water and re-gilded.
3rd day: Drum thumping for the Nat and cock-fighting
4th to 7th day: Designated for pacifying Ko Kyi Kyaw
8th day: Re-enactment as told in legends

 

Mar 09, 2014
~
Mar 15, 2014

Highlight Day
Mar 15, 2014(Full moon day of Tabaung)

 Shwe Dagon Pagoda Festival (Full moon day of Tabaung) ***

At: Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

Approximately one week preceding the full moon day.
It is a traditional Buddhist pagoda festival and one of the most important pagoda festivals in the country.  Local food and products are sold in many stalls, which are set up at the foot of Theingoattaya hill. It is worth while for visitors to see how Myanmar people participate in religious festivals and how they enjoy their holiday.

 

Mar 09, 2014
~
Mar 16, 2014

Highlight Day
Mar 15, 2014(Full moon day of Tabaung)

 Kakku Pagoda Festival **

(9th waxing day of Tabaung)
At: Kakku, Sesai, Shan State

8-day festival ending 16 March. Traditional Pa-O theatrical performances and singing contests are included. Pa O people flock to the festival in their best costumes to pay homage to the pagoda on the full moon day of Tabaung. We do not need to buy the ticket for come to join the festival. That best time to see this is at dawn on the full moon day.

 

Mar 11, 2014
~
Mar 15, 2014

Highlight Day
Mar 15, 2014 (Full moon day of Tabaung)

 Pindaya Cave Festival **

(11th waxing day of Tabaung)
At: Pindaya, Shan State

5-day ceremony ending 15 March. Typical Taung-yo Pagoda festival. Different ethnic minorities can also be seen.

 

Mar 12, 2014
~
Mar 16, 2014

Highlight Days
Mar 14 & 15, 2014 (Eve & Full moon day of Tabaung)

 

 Nampan Ceremony **

(12th waxing day of Tabaung)
At: Inle Lake, Shan State

5-day ceremony ending 16 March. The sight of numerous monks who come in boats and receive food offerings is striking.

 

Mar 14, 2014
~
Mar 15, 2014

Highlight Day
Mar 15, 2013 (Full moon day of Tabaung)

 Relic Mountain Festival  **

(14th waxing day of Tabaung)
At: Kyauksei, Mandalay

2-day festival ending 15 Mar. Buddha images from the caves of the Relic Mountain are worshipped ceremoniously. Traditional boxing is included.

 

Mar 15, 2014

 Title Decoration Ceremony *

(Full Moon Day of Tabaung)
At: Kaba Aye Hillock, Yangon

Members of the religious order and laymen are decorated with titles for their achievements. A large scale offering of provisions to monks by various communities in the evening.

 

March 23, 2014
~
March 30, 2014

Highlight Day
March 24, 2014

(9th waning day of Tabaung)

 Boe-boe-gyi Ceremony * (8th waning day of Tabaung)

At: Ah-lonw, Monywa

8-day ceremony ending 30 March.
1st day - start festival
2nd day - Attending a Nat audience
3rd day - Bonfire ceremony
4th day - Village leaders' homage to the Nat
5th day - Pacifying the Nat
6th day - Offering food
On 04 April (9th waning day of Tabaung), pilgrims throw tealeaf packets at one another from racing oxcart.  It is regarded as a pledge that one who is hit must make a visit next year.
Boe-boe-gyi is believed to have mastered high level alchemical practices and to have expired to become a Nat.

 April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 13, 2014
~
April 16, 2014

Highlight Day
April 16, 2014

(Last day of Water festival before New Year day)

Water Festival ****

At: Throughout the country

1st day - eve
2nd day - beginning
3rd day – peak day
4th day -  receding day
The festival is held prior to Myanmar New Year to cleanse away the evil deeds of the past year with water. Youths go out for enjoyment while elders take retreat in monasteries and pagoda precincts to perform meritorious deeds.

FYI: In general there is water throwing to each other start from 13 April till 16 April throughout the country.  And evening entertainment will be start from 13 April till 16 April.  Especially in the big cities, there will be stage shows, Thingyan dances, etc. throughout the day and also popular singers and movie stars do stage performance.

Exception for some parts of the country: (eg. In Maymyo Water Festival will be held until 17 April '13.  Not alike in other cities, throwing water to each other still on 17 April and most of MDL inhabitants go there to enjoy one more day of Water Fest.)

 

April 13, 2014

 Thanaka-grinding Festival **

At: Sittwe, Rakhine State

A traditional event held on the eve of the Water Festival. In the early part of the night, young women grind Thanaka bark and roots to a fine cream usually by using water on rounded stone slabs. Young men play musical instruments and dance to support the event.

 

April 14, 2014

 

 Image-bathing Ceremony ****

At: Sittwe, Rakhine State

Buddha images are cleansed with aromatic Thanaka water, made earlier by girls.

 

April 17 – 21, 2014

 New Year’s Day **

At: Throughout the country

Buddhists, young and old alike, spend the day performing meritorious deeds such as releasing animals, giving alms to monks, and paying homage to elders.

 

April 17, 2014

 Elders’ Day Ceremony (Myanmar New Year Day) **

At: Kaba Aye Hillock and elsewhere

An elderly man and woman from every township in Yangon city area is invited to Kaba Aye pagoda hillock to be presented with gifts and have their nails cut and hair washed as a symbolic gesture of paying respect.

 

April 17, 2014

 Animal Freeing Ceremony **

At: Kaba Aye Hillock and elsewhere

A ceremony held by Religious Department on Kaba Aye Hillock to give animals a sanctuary. They set all kinds of animals available on the day free. Similar ceremonies are held in townships throughout the country.

 

April 07, 2014
~
April 19, 2014

Highlight Day
April 14, 2014

(Full moon day of Tagu)

 Shwe Maw Daw Festival **

(8th waxing day of Tagu)
At: Bago

13-day ceremony ending 19 April. Theatrical artists perform on stage with full force to show their competitive edge over their counterparts and to win future performance contracts.

The major event is rice offering to the monks on full moon day.  The pilgrimage bullock carts (40-50 carts) from nearby villages can also be seen.

 

May

 

 

 

May 11, 2014
&
May 14, 2014

Highlight Day
May 13, 2014       (Full moon day of Kason )

 Shit-Thaung Festival (13th waxing day of Kason) **

At: Mrauk-U, Rakhine State

4-day ceremony ending 14 May. Dummy boat races on land, real boat races and water splashing in Mrauk-U canal on full moon day. Traditional wrestling at the foot of the Pagoda, finals held on full-moon day.

 

May 12, 2014

 Shwe Kyet Yet Event **

(14th waxing day of Kason)
At: Mandalay

Full-dress, large-scale procession followed by water pouring on the sacred Bo-tree on the 14th waxing day of Kason, a day before the normal watering day.

 

May 13, 2014

 Kason Day **

(Full moon day of Kason)
At: Yangon and elsewhere in the country

Buddha’s birthday is commemorated by pouring water onto the sacred Boo-tree.

 

June

 

 

June 08, 2014
~
July 22, 2014

 Pakokku Thiho Shin Pagoda Festival **

(8th waxing day to 10th waning day of Nayon)
At: Pakokku, Magway Division

The pagoda contains an image presented by the King of Ceylon some 800 years ago. With traditional plays (although not, for the last few years, puppet shows). Local specialties include Thanakha logs, jaggery, longyis and checked cotton and wool blankets. The pagoda is said to have been built by King Alaunsitthu.
The Thiho Shin Buddha Image is one of the most revered in Upper Myanmar.  A typical Myanmar festival.

 

June 13, 2014
~
July 12, 2014

No highlight day for this ceremony.

 Wicker Ball Ceremony ***

(1st waning day of Nayon till 1st waning day of Waso)
At: Mahamuni precinct, Mandalay

1-month festival ending on 12 July. Playing in turn of team by team the whole month.
Traditional chin-lon (a game played with wicker balls) players from all over the country participate in the month-long contest that has been going on for over 70 years. This is the best place to watch the Myanmar Chin-lon game.

 

   July

 

July 11, 2014
 
(Full moon day of Waso)

 Waso Full Moon Day **

At: Yangon and everywhere in the country

Buddha attained Enlightenment and preached his First Sermon, the Dhammasekya, to the five disciples on the full moon day of Waso.  It is also the first day of Buddhist Lent during which the monks are prohibited to travel and sleep outside of their monasteries.  Marriages are frowned upon in Lent. Religious ceremonies are held at monasteries to offer holy robes to the monks.

 

 

Aug 03, 2014
~
Aug 10, 2014

Highlight Day
Aug  06, 2014

(11th waxing day of Wagaung), royal ablutions

 Taung-byone Ceremony **

(8th waxing day of Wagaung)
At: Taung-byone, Mandalay

8-day ceremony ending 10 Aug. One of Myanmar’s most famous Nat festivals.  It is held to worship two Taungbyone nat brothers. Major gathering for spiritual mediums.
1st & 2nd day - start of festival
3rd day - attending the Nat audience
4th day - royal ablutions
5th day - ascending the throne
6th day - offering roast rabbit to the images
7th day - cutting down Htein tree

 Aug

 

Aug 18, 2014
~
Aug 24, 2014

Highlight Days
Aug 20 & Aug 21, 2014 (10th & 11th waning day of Wagaung)

 Yandana-gu Ceremony **

(8th waning day of Wagaung)
At: Amarapura, Mandalay

7-day ceremony ending 24 Aug. Known as Mother Taungbyone Festival. Most enjoyable because of the rowing boat trip to the site. Spirit dances are rampant.
1st & 2nd day - start of festival
3rd day - attending the Nat audience
4th day - having a royal bath
5th day - ascending the throne
6th day - daughter of Mahagiri reels on the ground in grief.
7th day - closing by cutting down the tree

 

September

 

 

Sep 07, 2014
~
Sep 08, 2014

Highlight Day
Sep 08, 2014 

(Full moon day of Tawthalin)

 Rice Donating Ceremony **

(14th waxing day of Tawthalin)
At: Shin Phyu Shin Hla & Padamya Pagoda, Sagaing

2-day ceremony ending 08 September.
Sacks of white rice donated from around the country are given away in large volume to the residing monks and nuns of Mandalay and Sagaing Hill. Nuns are presented on the 14th waxing day and monks on full moon day. Children's games with wood apples, 3 days before the ceremony is also of growing interest.

[It is a combination of rice donating ceremony and pagoda festival. Shin Phyu Shin Hla is the name of the place, which is located near the jetty at the foot of the hill, where rice donating ceremony is take place.  And Padamya Pagoda is located at the top of the hill.
On full moon day, rice donating ceremony is in PM (start around 2:00pm) at Shin Phyu Shin Hla.]

 

Sep 10, 2014
~
Sep 13, 2014

Highlight Day
Sep 13, 2014(5th waning day of Tawthalin)

 Bo Min Gaung Memorial Day **

(2nd waning day of Tawthalin)
At: Boe Min Gaung Shrine, Popa Mountain

4-day festival ending 13 Sep. Boe-min Gaung is remembered for his attainments in meditation practices. He was said to have found the way out of worldly sufferings. Nat (Spiritual) festivals are held at this time. This festival has been held for 57 consecutive years.

 

October

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 24, 2014
~
Oct 11, 2014

Highlight Days
the boat-racing occasion
on Sep 30 &
Oct 11

 

 Inle Paung Daw Oo Festival ****

(1st waxing day to 3rd waning day of Thidingyut)
At: Inle, Shan State

18-day festival ending 11 October. Four Buddha images are ceremoniously taken clockwise around the lake on the royal barge by leg - rowing boats. They return home on third waning day. Leg-rowing boat races are held throughout the event.

BOAT   RACE – Inle Lake (2014)
Sep 30: Nyaung Shwe, near ICS Branch office, Nam Ket Chaung Inlet morning 7:00 a.m. ~ 8:30 a.m., (Two boats at each race) – VIP attended
(regularly held on 7th Waxing day of Thadingyut)

Oct 11: Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, on the Inle Lake, wider view, morning 9:00 a.m. ~ 10:30 a.m. (instead of afternoon 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm),
(regularly held on 3rd Waning day of Thadingyut)

Recommended Hotels: Any hotels in Inle Lake except GIC 1, Paramount Inle Resort and Shwe Inn Tha Floating Hotel.

 

Oct 05, 2014
~
Oct 08, 2014

Highlight Day
Oct 08, 2014(Full moon day of Thidingyut)

 Kyauktawgyi Festival **

(12th waxing day to full moon day of Thidingyut)
At: Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, Mandalay

4-day festival ending 08 October. It is held 3 days prior to the full moon day of Thindingyut. On the highlight day (full moon day of Thindingyut), people offer alms to the Buddha in the very early morning. It's also called Swun Daw Gyi Pwe.
Kyauktawgyi Pagoda is located at the base of Mandalay Hill.

 

Oct 07, 2014
~
Oct 09, 2014

Highlight Day
Oct 08, 2014
(Full moon day of Thidingyut)

 Thidingyut Festival (Festival of Lights) **

(14th waxing day to 1st waning day of Thidingyut)
At: Throughout the country

3-day festival ending 08 October. To mark the day Lord Buddha came down from his Celestial Abode after spending 3 months of the Buddhist Lent there. Buddha's return is remembered and commemorated throughout the country with colorful illuminations. In Yangon, Ye Kyaw Thindingyut Festival Fair is famous during this season. It is held 2 to 3 days prior to the full moon day of Thindingyut.

 

Oct 07, 2014
~
Oct 08, 2014

 Elephant Dance Festival (Full moon day of Thadingyut) ***

At: Kyaukse, Mandalay Division

This festival is celebrated on the full moon day of Thadingyut and a yearly culture highlight of Kyaukse, 26 miles south of Mandalay. The life-size elephant are made of bamboo frames and paper. Two men get inside of the hollow elephant and moving like lively elephants, followed by some traditional musicians. The whole inhabitants compete, not only for the best elephant dance performance, but also for the most beautifully decorated elephant. The festival is crowded with people from surrounding villages of Kyaukse and also from Mandalay.

Oct 07 2014 (14th waxing day of Thadingyut)
To see the dance of elephant in Kyaukse
Oct 08 2014 (full moon day of Thadingyut)
To see people from Kyaukse and nearby holding pagoda festival there.

Recommended Hotels: Any hotels in Mandalay.

 

Oct  08, 2014

 Kyaik-hti-yo Season ***

(Full moon day of Thidingyut)
At: Mount Kyaikhto, Mon State

Approx 9-month season. The boulder standing on the edge of a peak in the highest mountain range is said to be hanging freely over the cliff. Famous as pilgrimage and holiday outing spot.

Light Festival (11000 light & 11000 flowers will be offered to Golden Rock) at Golden Rock normally celebrate on Full moon day of Thidingyut (19 Oct 2013).

 

Oct  08, 2014
~
Oct  10, 2014

Highlight Day
Oct 08, 2014(Full moon day of Thidingyut)

 Shaking Pagoda Festival ***

(Full moon day of Thidingyut)
At: Kyauk-pa-daung, Magwe Division

3-day festival ending 10 October. Famous for the annual shaking of the upper part of the pagoda – a real architectural wonder.

 

Oct  09, 2014

 Light Float Festival **

(1st waning day of Thidingyut)
At: Shwekyin, Bago

Dances by day and, on the night of the 1st waning day of Thidingyut, floating lights dedicated to Shin Upagutta are put onto Shwekyin canal.

 

Oct 13, 2014

 Chinese Floats Ceremony **

(5th waning day of Thidingyut)
At: Sin-O-Dan (China Town), Yangon

Sin-O-Dan Chinese temple sponsor the floating ceremony, dedicated to Shin Upagutta on Yangon river.
Note:  Date subject to change

 

Oct 15-16, 2014

Indein Pagoda Festival **

This is Rice and alms offering ceremony for the monks.

15 Oct 2014 (7th waning day of Thidingyut) - Rice donation ceremony for the monks (1:00pm till 3:30pm)
16 Oct 2014 (8th waning day of Thidingyut) - Alms offering ceremony for the monks (4:00am till 7:30am)

Note: For visiting Alms offering ceremony on 27 Oct, the clients need to stay at GIC I (or) Shwe Inn Tha (or) Paramount Inle Resort as these are not too far from Indein village. The clients leave the hotel around 6:00am and after 30-45 minutes drive by boat, they will arrive at Indein and could see this ceremony. It is not possible if they stay at other hotels on the lake as the ceremony is very early and we DO NOT RECOMMEND boat transfer in the dark.
         

 

November

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 23, 2014
~
Nov 06, 2014

 Kahtain Robe Offering Ceremony **

(1st Waxing day to Full moon day of Tazaungmon)
At: In all monasteries all over the country

According to Buddhist tradition devotees offer robes to the monks after the monsoon rains as an act of merit.  Some also celebrate the same by holding competitions to finish weaving the robes during the night previous to the Full moon day of Tazaungmon to offer to the Buddha Status.

 

Oct 30, 2014
~
Nov 06, 2014

 Shwe-zi-gon Festival **

(8th waxing day of Tazaungmon)
Full moon day of Tazaungmon (17 Nov)
At: Nyaung-U (BGN)

8-day festival ending 06 November. On eve and full moon day of Tazaungmon, people offer alms bowls (with different kinds of offerings in it) to the monks. (no robe weaving competition)
 

 

Nov 01, 2014
~
Nov 06, 2014

 Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Festival (Balloon-flying Festival) ***

(10th waxing day of Tazaungmon)
At: Taunggyi, Shan State

6-day festival ending 06 November.
Hot-air balloons are released day and night, competing over their beauty and the altitude they gain. Daytime flying is meant for competition of animal figures and night time is for beautiful fireworks and decoration with small light box on the balloons.

 

Nov 01, 2014
~
Nov 06, 2014

Highlight Day
Nov 06, 2014(Dawn of Full moon day)

 Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda Festival **

( 10th waxing day to  Full moon day of Tazaungmon)
At: Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda, Sagaing

People flock to the Pagoda to offer food to Lord Buddha at the dawn of the Full moon day.

 

Nov 04, 2014
~
Nov 06, 2014

 Than-bode Ceremony **

(13th waxing day of Tazaungmon)
At: Monya, Mandalay

3-day ceremony ending 06 November. The pagoda is famous for its late Myanmar era sculpture.

 

Nov 05, 2014

 Robe weaving Contest ***

(14th waxing day of Tazaungmon)
At: Shwedagon, Botataung, Kyaikkasan

On the 14th waxing day of Tazaungmon, groups of young women take part in competitions held on the platforms of the pagodas. The robe is to be finished flawlessly overnight and offered at dawn to the images around the pagodas.

 

Nov 06, 2014

 Parade of Lights  (Full moon night of Tazaungmon)***

At: Taunggyi, Shan State

The people of Taunggyi and its environs march through the town with decorated floats and lighted candles to the Sulamuni Pagoda at the south edge of the town.

 

Nov 06, 2014
~
Nov 15, 2014

 Tazaung-daing Festival of Lights **

(Full moon day of Tazaungmon)
Pyay, Shwe Sandaw Pagoda Festival
At: Pyay

10-day festival ending 15 November. Having fine weather and clear sky, and having the first crop harvested, Myanmar celebrates the night with various kinds of illuminations and a pagoda fair is also present.

 

December

 

 

 

 

Nov 29, 2014
~
Dec 07, 2014

Highlight Days  Dec 04 -07, 2014(13th  waxing day to full moon day of Nadaw) &
Dec 07, 2014
(1st waning day of Nadaw)

 The Spectacled Image Festival **

(8th waxing day of Nadaw)
At: Shwedaung, Pyay

9-day festival ending 07 December (1st waning day of Nadaw). This is the only image that puts on glasses offered by a certain donor in colonial time.

FYI: Mont chanting start from Dec 10 and end on Dec 07, 2014. The festival will be crowded especially from Dec 04 - 07, 2014.  No special events take place and there are shops for local product, food stall etc. On 07 Dec 2014, there will be rice offering ceremony to the monks.
 

 

Dec 26, 2014
~
Dec 28, 2014

Highlight Day
Dec 28, 2014

 Akha New Year Festival ***

3-day festival ending 28 December.
Traditional Akha Festival to celebrate the New Year usually on 28 December. All Akhas, one of the ethnic minorities who often live in highlands in Myanmar, congregate at a government high school in Kyaing Tong to celebrate this event.
The festival is held in the sports ground of the high school with traditional dances of Akha tribe and lunch festivity, wearing tribe's colourful traditional costumes.  Interested guests can buy the festival tickets to take part in the celebration.

 

Dec 01, 2014
~
Dec 06, 2014

Highlight Day
 Dec 06, 2014(New Moon day of Nadaw)

 Popa Meidaw Festival (10th waning day of Nadaw ) **

At: Mt. Popa

6-day ceremony ending 06 December. Nat (spiritual) festivals are held during this time. This festival has been held for 51 consecutive years.

 

 Festivals’ Categorization by asterisks:
* Not worth to visit, nothing special
** Interesting, for specially interested people
*** Worth to see
**** Excellent, not to miss

Last updated 09 December 2013

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