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Myanmar is well-known as the land of temples and festivals. Every month of the Burmese calendar (Lunar calendar) has its own beauty, its own seasonal festivals which celebrate and pay homage to protecting spirits. Although some of them are large and nationwide, some are small and local-scale, they all symbolize the vibrant life and rich culture of Myanmar.



  • Phaungdaw-oo festival in Inle Lake.

    Tips for Festival Travel in Myanmar

    Myanmar is a land of festivals. There is a festival for each month of the year. Then there are state festivals at national level, local festivals, pagoda festivals and sports […]

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  • New Year Festival of the Naga.

    Myanmar Festivals in January

    January is the peak season when temperature seems to become a bit higher than the previous month and dry climate continues throughout this month. This is also the time for famous festivals of ethnic groups and pagodas in Myanmar…

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  • Pilgrims praying in Mahamuni Pagoda Festival.

    Myanmar Festivals in February

    February is one of the most bustling and crowded months in Myanmar when tourists all over the world make their plan to visit Myanmar and take part in regional festivals.
    Shwe Mann Settaw Pagoda Festival
    Time: From the 5th day of Tabodwe month…

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  • Shwedagon Pagoda Festival - One of the greatest festival in Myanmar.

    Myanmar Festivals in March

    There is no better pleasant than take a trip to Myanmar in March with a series of specific-cultural festivals.
    God Ko Gyi Kyaw Festival
    Duration: from 3rd to 8th of Tabaung months
    Duration: 8 days…

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  • Bustling atmosphere in Thingyan New Year Water Festival, Myanmar

    Myanmar Festivals in April

    One of the most highlights in Myanmar is The New Year Water Festival (Thingyan) – the biggest festival in April. It is the most meaningful event of Burmese people nationwide.
    New Year Water Festival
    Time: Burmese month of Tagu (usually 13th to 16th, April)…

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  • Myanmar Festivals in May

    Myanmar Festivals in May

    May seems to be not the month of festival in Myanmar as a few festivals hold over the country. The most impressive religious festival is Bodhi Tree Water in temples across the country.
    Kason – Watering Bodhi Tree Festival
    Time: Full moon day of Tagu…

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  • 3 sacred Buddha statues in Pakoku Thihoshin Pagoda

    Myanmar Festivals in June

    The weather in June may not support for outdoor activities through the country, even festivals. Only the biggest one – Pakokku Thiho Shin Pagoda Festival takes place in Pakkoku, Central Myanmar.
    Pakokku Thiho Shin Pagoda Festival
    Time: from 8th Nayon month…

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  • 3 generations of a Myanmar Family in Full Moon Festival Waso.

    Myanmar Festivals in July

    In July, it is not an easy task for tourists to soak up festive atmosphere with lights and music because only several small-scale festivals may be found during the month in Myanmar.
    Full Moon Festival Waso
    Time: Full moon day in Waso month…

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  • Worshippers pay their respects to the Muslim nat spirits Shwebyin Naungdaw and Shwebyin Nyidaw at the Taung Pyone nat festival.

    Myanmar Festivals in August

    August is a good time for travelers to explore magnificent landscapes and enjoy two big festivals in Myanmar including Taung Pyone Spirit Festival and Yadana Gu Spirit Festival.
    Taung Pyone Spirit Festival
    Time: 8th of Wagaung month…

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  • Hpaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival

    Myanmar Festivals in September

    The rainfall is not going to fall down in September as the rainy season still prevails Myanmar, a few festivals and important events organized in this month. Tourists can soak in some religious festivals in Bagan and Inle Lake.
    Manuha Pagoda Festival
    Time: 14th and 15th of Tawthalin month…

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  • Shwe Kyin Light Festival

    Myanmar Festivals in October

    October marks the end of rainy season in Myanmar, witness the considerable fall of temperature and rainfall, see the begin of festival season in Myanmar with a wide range of national and local festivals.
    The Festival of Lights
    Time: From 14 to 16 May Thadingyut…

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  • The full-moon festival Tazaungmone

    Myanmar Festivals in November

    November is one of the most festive months in Myanmar when a variety of colorful festivals with a series of religious rituals occur.
    The Full-moon Festival Tazaungmone
    Time: In the full-moon day of Tazaungmone month
    Duration: 1 day…

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  • Myanmar Festivals in December

    Myanmar Festivals in December

    December is a good time for pilgrims to see few of religious festivals in Myanmar. Soak up festive festivals in Mae Lamu Pagoda or Mount Popa.
    Mae Lamu Pagoda Festival
    Time: From 8th to the full-moon day of Nadaw month
    Duration: 8 days…

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