13

Mar
2020

Events

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  • 4 January is Independence Day, which marks Burma’s independence from the British Empire in 1948. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 12 February marks Union Day, the anniversary of the Panglong Agreement in 1947, a historic meeting between ethnic minority leaders and the government. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 2 March is Peasants’ Day, commemorating the anniversary of revolutionary leader Ne Win’s coup in 1962. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 7 March is a public vacation honoring the Full Moon of Tabaung, an important Buddhist festival also celebrated in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 27 March is Armed Forces Day, a public vacation to recognize Burma’s military regime, the Tatmadaw. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 12-16 April is Maha Thingyan, a water festival marking the leadup to Burmese New Year, where water is thrown on each other on the streets. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 17 April is a public vacation to celebrate Burma’s New Year. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 1 May is May Day, honoring the economic and social achievements of workers. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 6 May is the Full Moon of Kason, the anniversary of the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha, celebrated by watering the Bodhi tree. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 3 July is the Full Moon of Waso, or the beginning of Buddhist Lent. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 19 July is Martyr’s Day, commemorating the assassination of Aung San, a revolutionary said to be the father of modern Burma, and several other cabinet members in 1947. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 29 October is the Full Moon of Thadingyut festival, marking the end of Buddhist Lent. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 28 November is the Full Moon of Tasaungmon, marking the end of the rainy season. It also holds religious significance. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 8 December is National Day, the anniversary of university students’ strikes in 1920. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.
  • 25 December is Christmas Day, a public vacation in Burma. Banks, public offices and some businesses will be closed.