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Festivals in Myanmar

Pariyatti Sasana Examination

The religious (Buddhist) examinations are usually held during the month of Na Yone (June). Since the time of the Myanmar Kings, the religious examinations for the novices and monks were held in the court yard annually including written test and viva voice. Nowadays the religious examinations were held for and wide all over the country.

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Kason Bo Tree Watering Festival

The month Kason usually falls on May of the English calendar. The month of excessive great. It is the season water in all ponds. lakes and creeks reduces to its lowest level. During the month of Kason the length of the day is longer and the night is shorter. People of Myanmar regard the month of Kason as Taurus) season and the sign of the podiac is a ball. The seasonal flower is Sagar and this festival is water pouring... read more

Myanmar New Year Festival

Myanmar New Year Festival is held after the consecutive Thingyan Water Festival. Thingyan Water Festival is enjoyed by both young and old generations throughout the country.

On Myanmar New Year Day. which usually falls on 17th April. Myanmars donate offerings to Monks and elders. The youngsters wash the elders hair. cut their nails and do cleanings for them. It is a traditional manner especially done on the Myanmar New Year Day.

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Thanakha Grinding Festival

Thanakha is a cream or make up obtained by grinding thanakha tree’s bark. Females use it as a protection against heat as well as a decoration. However, it is not unusual to see males also wearing them. Thanakha grinding event in Sittwe is a traditional event held on the eve of Water Festival i.e. Thingyan. Sittwe is the capital of Rakhine State. The Rakhines are quite similar to the majority Bamar people in many ways but are a completely different... read more

Water Festival (Myanmar Thingyan)

Myanmar is a land full of festivals and fun. The Mekong Water Festival includes the countries Thailand. Cambodia. Myanmar and Laos. The celebration is called Songkran in Thailand. Chaul Chnam Thmey in Cambodia. Thingyan in Myanmar and Pimai in Laos. But it is believed that water festival washes away sins and welcomes the New Year. The water festival represents the most popular. raucous and colorful celebration of the year for more than 120 million people who will abandon any thoughts... read more

Mann Shwe Settaw Pagoda Festival

The land of festivals and the land of Pagodas are the names that make Myanmar famous among the well nation. Mann Shwe Sattaw Pagoda Festival is one of the most significant Pagoda festival in Upper Myanmar. It is 36 miles from Magwe to the Mann Shwe Sattaw which is also well known as Mann footprint across Ayeyawaddy river bridge. Magwe. And people from the entire nation pay Pilgrimage to the Pagoda but the Pagoda is mostly crowded within the festival... read more