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Myanmar Mulls 2017 Public Holidays Changes
 
(Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017)

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

The spokesperson for the Office of the President’s of Myanmar, U Zaw Htay, has announced that the upcoming 10-days of Myanmar public holidays for Thingyan and Burmese New Year, would be reduced to 5 days, as "the 10-day public holiday had hindered office work and banking services, with delays in transportation and commodity flows due to the long break".

The aforementioned reduction to 5 days of the upcoming 2017 Myanmar public holidays for Thingyan and Burmese New Year, would therefore amend the annual list of the dates of the official Myanmar bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the upcoming calendar year 2017, which was released last autumn by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar (20-Nov-2016).

Off the record comments following the announcement would indicate that the 5 days of public holidays in Myanmar taken away in 2017 from Thingyan and Burmese New Year, would be sprinkled around other Myanmar public holidays in the remainder of 2017, namely "Thandingyut, Tazaungdine and international New Year", though no specifics were given.

Finally, it would seem that the Myanmar public sector will still benefit from 10 days of non-working public holidays around Thingyan and Burmese New Year, at least in 2017.

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 (March 2017)
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
• 2017-03-14: Myanmar 2017 Public Holidays Changes Confirmed
• 2016-11-20: Myanmar 2017 Public Holidays Announced


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