Myanmar Festival Calendar 2019

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.

To get in touch with one of our travel advisors about tours that include festivals around Myanmar, fill out this form.

Tazaungdaing Festival of Lights

Date:
10 November 2019 to 11 November 2019
Location:

Nationwide

Description:

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

Date:
11 November 2019
Location:
Description:

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.

National Day

Date:
21 November 2019
Location:

Nationwide

Description:

This public holiday marks the anniversary of the first student uprising against the British in 1920, which ultimately led to independence in 1948.

Mount Popa Nat Festival

Date:
11 December 2019
Location:
Description:

Famed for its story of nats (Burmese spirits), the festival at the Popa Taungkalat monastery sees pilgrims gather from the surrounding plains to enjoy local entertainment and a procession of colourful nats.

Pages

MYANMAR TOURS
We can book multi-day trips, day tours and other activities. Click here to get in touch with our experienced team.
Mobile & Internet in Myanmar
The latest on connectivity in this fast-changing country.