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Events Calendar

Thingyan Festival

Where: All over the country
When: April 12-16, 2004
Duration: 5 days
Traditional Myanmar New Year Celebrations
People pour water over each other in a symbolic gesture of cleansing oneself of sins from the old year. The most festive places are Mandalay and Yangon.

Myanmar New Year Day

Where: All over the country 
When: April 17, 2004
Duration: 1 day
Celebrated all over the country to commemorate the Myanmar New Year. This is a deeply religious occasion observed mostly at pagodas and monasteries.

Kason Fullmoon Day

Where: All over the country
When: May 3, 2004
Duration: 1 day
Buddha is said to have attained Enlightenment under the Bo Tree and Buddhists flock to pour water on this sacred tree to gain merit. Seen at most prominent pagoda and monastery precincts all over the country on the Fullmoon Day of Kason (May)

Pakkoku Thiho Shin Pagoda Festival

Where: Pakokku, Magway Division
When: 8th Waxing Day of the month of Nayon to 10th Waning Day of the month of Nayon 
(May 26 to June 12, 2004)
The Thiho Shin Buddha Image is one of the most revered in Upper Myanmar. A typical Myanmar Buddhist Festival.