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Myanmar 2016 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon)
Posted on Saturday, April 4, 2015


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 (2014-11-03, 2013-11-01, 2012-12-18, 2011-10-19, and 2010-09-21), 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.


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