Public holidays in Myanmar

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Several public holidays are observed in Myanmar.[1]

Public holidays[edit]

Day Name Date(2019) 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 20 March 1 day Tabaung Pwè Pagoda Festivals.
Armed Forces Day 27 March 1 day Formerly Resistance Day (against the Japanese occupation in 1945).
Myanmar New Year Holidays 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 April 5 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.
Full Moon Day of Kason 18 May 1 day Anniversary of the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha celebrated by watering the Bodhi tree.
Start of Buddhist Lent 16 July 1 day Full Moon Day of Waso
Martyrs' Day 19 July 1 day Commemorates the assassination of Aung San and several other cabinet members in 1947.
Thadingyut Holidays

End of Buddhist Lent

11, 12, 13, 14, 15 October 5 days Pre-Full Moon Day, Full Moon Day of Thadingyut, Post-Full Moon Day

(Festival of Lights)

Tazaungdine Holidays 10, 11, 12 November 3 days Pre-Full Moon Day, Full Moon Day Of Tazaungmon
National Day 21 November 1 day Anniversary of the first university students strike in 1920.
Christmas 25 December 1 day The Birthday of Jesus Christ.
Kayin New Year Day 26 December 1 day 1st Waxing of Pyatho
New Year's Eve 31 December 1 day -
Eid ul-Adha

12 August 1 day Eid ul-Adha Day and Deepavali Day will be separately announced on the days they will fall on.

Union Government

Deepavali 27 October 1 day

Government Offices Hours And Bank Hours[edit]

In The Republic Of The Union Of Myanmar,

All Government Offices hours are:

From 9:30 hours to 16:30 hours.

All Bank Hours are:

From 9:30 hours to 15:30 hours.

On Pay Day, all Banks Hours are:

From 8:30 hours to 14:30 hours.

Weekly Holidays[edit]

Saturday and Sunday are Weekly Holidays. All Government offices and banks will be closed on weekly holidays.


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