Public Holidays

Government offices, embassies, and many shops will close on the following dates. Note that the dates of Buddhist holidays (set by the lunar calendar) vary from year to year. Please refer to the ‘Festivals’ page of our website for scheduled dates in the coming year.

  • 4th January – Independence Day.

  • 12th February – Union Day.

  • Full Moon Day of Tabaung. (February / March)

  • 2nd March – Peasant’s Day.

  • 27th March – Armed Force Day.

  • Thingyan – The Water Festival. (April)

  • Myanmar New Year. (April)

  • Full Moon Day of Kason. (April / May)

  • 1st May – Worker’s Day.

  • Full Moon Day of Waso. (June / July)

  • 19th July – Martyr’s Day.

  • Full Moon Day of Thadingyut. (October / November)

  • National Day. (November / December)

  • Full Moon Day of Tazaungmon. (November / December)

  • 25th December – Christmas Day.

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