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Myanmar bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 5 months of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Myanmar Public Holidays in 2018
Jan.  1 Mon Public Holiday
      4 Thu Independence Day
Feb. 12 Mon Union Day
Mar.  1 Thu Tabaung/Dha Paung Full Moon
      2 Fri Peasants' Day
     27 Tue Armed Forces Day
Apr. 13 Fri Thingyan Eve
     14 Sat Thingyan (Start of Water Festival)
     15 Sun Water Festival
     16 Mon Water Festival
     17 Tue Myanmar New Year
     29 Sun Kasone/Kasong Full Moon
May   1 Tue Labour Day
July    Thu Martyrs' Day
        Fri Waso Full Moon (Buddhist Lent Begins)
Oct.    Wed Thadingyut Full Moon (Buddhist Lent Ends)
Nov.    Thu Tazaungmone/Thasaung Mong Full Moon (festival of lights)
Dec.    Sun National Day
        Tue Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

14 Mar 2017 Myanmar 2017 Public Holidays Changes Confirmed (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) The spokesperson for the Office of the President’s of Myanmar, Zaw Htay, has confirmed and fleshed-out, his announcement of last week that the upcoming 10-days of Myanmar public holidays for Thingyan and Burmese New Year, would be reduced to 5 days.  10 Mar 2017 Myanmar Mulls 2017 Public Holidays Changes (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".  20 Nov 2016 Myanmar 2017 Public Holidays Announced (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 Myanmar bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  16 Jun 2016 Myanmar 2016 Public Holidays Amended Again (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security of the government of Myanmar has issued another amendment to its previously-released annual list of the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the calendar year 2016, this time correcting the date of the upcoming annual Full Moon Day of Waso (Beginning of Buddhist Lent) non-working public holiday in Myanmar.  13 Nov 2015 Myanmar 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar has issued an amendment to its previously-released annual list of the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the upcoming calendar year 2016, correcting the dates and extent of the annual 9-10 days Thingyan/Water Festival and Burmese New Year annual non-working public holidays.  04 Apr 2015 Myanmar 2016 Public Holidays Announced (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.  03 Nov 2014 Myanmar 2015 Public Holidays Announced (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 2015.  20 Jun 2014 Myanmar To Amend Public Holidays Laws (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security of the government of Myanmar has announced that it is drafting amendments to the "1951 Leave and Holidays Act" which regulates, among other issues, the list of official annual non-working public holidays in Myanmar.  01 Nov 2013 Myanmar 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar has announced the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the calendar year 2014.  18 Dec 2012 Myanmar 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar has announced the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the calendar year 2013.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Myanmar public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Kasone Full Moon commemorates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing.  Kayin New Year (also known as Karen New Year): Note that because the date of Kayin New Year is based on the phases of the Moon, there are Gregorian calendar years when no Kayin New Year is celebrated and there are some Gregorian calendar years when it is celebrated twice.  Myanmar International Codes MM and MMR (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .mm (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Myanmar information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Myanmar maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Myanmar), and Wikipedia (includes Myanmar commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Myanmar, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Myanmar, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Myanmar.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Myanmar that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Burmese and Arakanese Calendars Public Holidays : The rules used to predict traditional lunar public holidays in Myanmar are based on the models described in the book "The Calendrical Systems of Mainland South-East Asia", by J.C. Eade, published as part of the "Handbuch der Orientalistik" series (with help by Pr. by J.C. Eade and Dr. Burghart Hoffrichter), and on the classical 1901 book "The Burmese Calendar" by A.M.B. Irwin, the 1909 book "The Burmese and Arakanese Calendars" by A.M.B. Irwin, as well as the 1997 articles in the Indian Journal of History of Science by G.K. Chatterjee.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Myanmar, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Myanmar, before planning any trip to Myanmar. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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