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Myanmar 2016 Public Holidays Announced
 
(Posted on Saturday, April 4, 2015)

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar has announced its annual list of the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the upcoming calendar year 2016.

As usual (03-Nov-2014, 01-Nov-2013, 18-Dec-2012, 19-Oct-2011, and 21-Sep-2010), the salient points of note are the dates of the full Moon non-working public holidays, the extension, or not, of the Burmese New Year public holidays, and the always oddly occurring Kayin New Year public holiday(s).

Interestingly, for 2015, the Myanmar Calendar Advisory Board had decided that the Burmese Era year 1377 would be a big watat year (leap month and leap day) as opposed to a little watat (leap month only), meaning that the Full Moon dates of the aforementioned list of official non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the 2015 Myanmar public holidays were almost all off by a day. However, for 2016, this "error" was corrected, and all the aforementioned 1377 year public holidays announced for 2016 are based on a small watat year.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Myanmar (formerly Burma) bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (April 2015)
Myanmar (formerly Burma) 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Myanmar (formerly Burma) 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Myanmar (formerly Burma) 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Myanmar (formerly Burma) 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Myanmar (formerly Burma) 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
 2016-06-16: Myanmar 2016 Public Holidays Amended Again
 2015-11-13: Myanmar 2016 Public Holidays Amended
 2014-11-03: Myanmar 2015 Public Holidays Announced
 2013-11-01: Myanmar 2014 Public Holidays Announced
 2012-12-18: Myanmar 2013 Public Holidays Announced
 2011-10-19: Myanmar 2012 Public Holidays Announced
 2010-09-21: Myanmar 2011 Public Holidays Announced


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