Events Calendar

Thingyan Warter Festival
 

Thingyan Festival
Where: All over the country
When: April 13-16, 2005
Duration: 4 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, 2005
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 22, 2005 (Fullmoon Day of Kason)
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)


Pakoku 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
(June 7 to 24, 2003)
The Thiho Shin Buddha Image is one of the most revered in Upper Myanmar.
A typical Myanmar Buddhist Festival.

Waso Fullmoon Day
Where: All over the country
When: July 20, 2005
Buddha is said to have attained Enlightenment and preached his First Sermon, the Dhammasekya, to the five disciples on the Full moon day of Waso (July). It is also the first day of the Buddhist Lent during which the monks are prohibited to travel and sleep outside of their monasteries. Religious ceremonies are held at monasteries to offer holy robes to the monks.