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Myanmar 2017 Public Holidays Changes Confirmed

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon)
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017


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.

The aforementioned announcement thus confirms last week's announcement (2017-03-10), by the same spokesperson Zaw Htay, that the upcoming 10-days of Myanmar public holidays for Thingyan and Burmese New Year, would be reduced to 5 days, thus amending 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 (2016-11-20).

Yesterday's announcement by the President’s office also confirms off the record comments which indicated 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", and that the Myanmar public sector would still benefit from 10 days of non-working public holidays around Thingyan and Burmese New Year, at least in 2017.


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