Public holidays in Myanmar

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Several public holidays are observed in Myanmar.[1]

Public holidays

Date (2013) English name Remarks
4 January Independence Day Marks independence from British Empire in 1948.
12 February Union Day Anniversary of the Panglong Agreement in 1947.
27 March Full Moon of Tabaung Tabaung Pwè Pagoda Festivals.
2 March Peasants Day Anniversary of Ne Win's coup.
27 March Armed Forces Day Formerly Resistance Day (against the Japanese occupation in 1945).
13–16 April Thingyan Festival Celebrates and brings in the Burmese New Year.
17 April Burmese New Year Marks the New Year of the Burmese calendar
1 May Labour Day Worker's Day.
24 May Full Moon of Kason Anniversary of the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha celebrated by watering the Bodhi tree.
19 July Martyrs' Day Commemorates the assassination of Aung San and several other cabinet members in 1947.
31 July Start of Buddhist Lent Festival of Lights.
28 October End of Buddhist Lent Festival of Lights.
17 November Full Moon of Tazaungmon Tazaungdaing festival
6 December National Day Anniversary of the first university students strike in 1920.
25 December Christmas Day This Christian holiday celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.

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