Some Information about Myanmar festivals

KACHIN MANAW FESTIVAL (JANUARY)

kachin festival

Kachin State day is on January. They festival will be held one day ahead of State day. But they celebrate once in 4th year or 10th year. Please check with us whether celebrate or not.


NA -GA NEW YEAR FESTIVAL (JANUARY)

naga festival

The New Year is celebrated on January. Opening ceremony is held in the morning and in the evening there is traditional dance with bonfires. On New Year day they have a competition of traditional sports, and gathering of subtribes of Narga, once fierce warriors in their bright and exotic dresses, celebrate with rice wine roasted meat and tribal dances performed with loud beating of drums.


WATER FESTIVAL (APRIL)

water festival

Myanmar people celebrate the fa mous waterfestival called “Thingyan”. One cannot avoid of getting very wet because everyone throws water at everybody. People drive through the city in open cars and there are stages along the street where people throw water. During this time, everything is closed: restaurants, shops, markets, Museum, etc.


PHAUNG DAW OO FESTIVAL (SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER)

phaung daw oo festival

The biggest occasion of the Lake Inle. The images of the Buddha from Phaung Daw Oo are placed on a decorated royal barge and taken around the lake, stopping at villages for people to pay homage. The festivals is full of pageantry and colourful, and there are fun fairs, music, dances and boat races. Since this festival lasts very long, please check with us fo r exact dates and events.


THADINGYUT FESTIVAL (OCTOBER)

thadingyut festival

End of Buddhist lent. And also the festival of lights. Pagodas, houses and streets are brilliantly illuminated. It is not only a time of joy but also thanksgiving and paying homage to teachers, parents and elders.


HOT AIR BALLOONS FESTIVAL (NOVEMBER))

air ballon festival

Taunggyi Hot air balloons festival will be held on November and can watch the various competitions of hot- air balloons. At day-time, see the competitions of decorated hot-air balloons in different shapes and forms of animals such a s elephants, horse, cattle, pig mythical Hintha bird and hen etc. Also see the fireworks and firecrackers of hot air-balloon at night time.