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Myanmar Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Myanmar public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Myanmar public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Myanmar public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Myanmar Extends 2019 Public Holidays

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon) - The government of Myanmar has released an extension to its previously-released list of the dates of the official Myanmar bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the calendar year 2019, compensating weekends dates for the upcoming Thadingyut and Tazaungdaing public holidays.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Myanmar Adds August 12 Public Holiday

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar has announced Monday, August 12, 2019, as the date of the official Myanmar bank holiday and non-working public holiday in Myanmar for the upcoming 2019 Eid ul-Adha Day (Feast of Sacrifice).
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2018

  • Nov
  • 19
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  • Myanmar 2019 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 2019.
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  • Jun
  • 4
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  • Myanmar Rules-Out Additional Public Holidays

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon) - Last week in Myanmar's Lower House, responding to a question by Myebon Township MP, U Pe Than, the Myanmar Union Ethnic Affairs Minister, Nai Thet Lwin, replied that the Union government of Myanmar had no plan to designate days that are of significance to ethnicities as public holidays in Myanmar.
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2017

  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Myanmar 2018 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 2018.
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  • Mar
  • 14
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 10
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  • 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".
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2016

  • Nov
  • 20
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  • 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.
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  • Jun
  • 16
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  • 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.
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2015

  • Nov
  • 13
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 4
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  • 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.
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2014

  • Nov
  • 3
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  • 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.
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  • Jun
  • 20
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  • 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.
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2013

  • Nov
  • 1
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  • 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.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 18
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  • 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.
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2011

  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Myanmar 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Myanmar Government (Yangoon) - The government of Myanmar has announced the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the calendar year 2012.
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2010

  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Myanmar 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Myanmar Government (Yangoon) - The government of Myanmar has announced the dates of public holidays in Myanmar for the calendar year 2011.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Myanmar Confirms Upcoming Kayin New Year Public Holiday Date

    Myanmar Government Site (Yangoon) - The government of Myanmar has confirmed the date of the upcoming Kayin New Year public holiday, as Wednesday, December 16, 2009.
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2008

  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Myanmar Downgrades 2008 Martyrs' Day Public Holiday Celebrations

    Deutsche Press Agentur - In a surprise, last-minute move, the celebrations of the July 19, 2008, Martyrs' Day public holiday, have been downgraded from a national to a city-level ceremony, and invitations to foreign diplomats to attend the ceremony have been canceled.
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2007

  • Apr
  • 12
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  • Myanmar Extends New Year Public Holidays To 10 Days

    The Irrawaddy - The Myanmar government has designated a 10-day-long New Year public holiday.
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See also: Myanmar bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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