Below you will find a list of the biggest local and nationwide festivals in Myanmar in 2019; note that this is not a full list of all festivals, as there are too many around the country to include all of them here. For more background, go to festivals, music and entertainment.
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Tazaungdaing Festival of Lights
This festival predates the introduction of Buddhism to Myanmar, marking the end of the monsoon and the end of the Kathina season, when monks are offered alms and new robes.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Festival
Held at Mount Kyaiktiyo, one of Myanmar’s holiest sites, during the Thadingyut Festival of Lights, this festival involves an evening of pilgrims lighting 9,000 candles and flower offerings to the Buddha. The following morning, there is a food offering.