Several public holidays are observed in Myanmar.[1]

Public holidays

Day Name Date(2020) Number of Days Remarks
New Year's Day 1 January 1 day -
Independence Day 4 January 1 day Marks independence from British Empire in 1948.
Union Day 12 February 1 day Anniversary of the Panglong Agreement in 1947.
Peasants' Day 2 March 1 day a day to mark and honour the contribution of agriculture and farming to Myanmar.
Full Moon Day of Tabaung 8 March 1 day Māgha Pūjā, Tabaung Pwè pagoda festivals.
Armed Forces Day 27 March 1 day Formerly Resistance Day (against the Japanese occupation in 1945).
Myanmar New Year Holidays 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 April 8 days Pre-Thingyan Day, Commencing Day to Prime Day, End of Thingyan, Myanmar New Year Day.
May Day 1 May 1 day Worker's Day
Vesak, Full Moon Day of Kason 25 May 1 day Anniversary of the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha celebrated by watering the Bodhi tree.
Martyrs' Day 19 July 1 day Commemorates the assassination of Aung San and several other cabinet members in 1947.
Start of Buddhist Lent 3 August 1 day Full Moon Day of Waso
Thadingyut Holidays

End of Buddhist Lent

29, 30, 31 October

1, 2 November

5 days Pre-Full Moon Day, Full Moon Day of Thadingyut, Post-Full Moon Day

(Light Festival)

Tazaungdaing Holidays 27,28,29,30 November 4 days Pre-Full Moon Day, Full Moon Day Of Tazaungmon
National Day 9 December 1 day Anniversary of the first university students strike in 1920.
Christmas Day 25 December 1 day The Birthday of Jesus Christ.
New Year's Eve 31 December 1 day -
Eid ul-Adha


1 August 1 day Eid ul-Adha Day and Deepavali Day will be separately announced on the days they will fall on by the government
Deepavali 14 October 1 day
Kayin New Year - - Will not fall in 2020

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