Festivals - Honey World Travel Agency



Ananda Festival

25-12-12 to 25-1-12

Ananda temple in Bagan

Shwe-Set-Taw [Buddha's foot print]

26-1-12 to 4-2-12


Htamane [making traditional food] festival

8-2-12 to 9-2-12

Nation Wide

Kyaik Khauk Festival

Approx. second week of Feb

Thanlyin, Yangon

Mahamuni Ceremonies

8-2-12 to 9-2-12

Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay

Kukku Pagoda Festival

10-3-12 to 11-3-12

Kukku, Sesai, Shan State

Pindaya Cave Festival

7-3-12 to 11-3-12

Pindaya,Shan State


25-2-12 to 11-3-12

Pathein-sea front

Bawgyo Festival

Approx. second week of March

Thibaw, Shan State

Tabaung Festival

10-3-12 to 11-3-12

Shawdagon Pagoda/Yangon

Shwemawdaw Festival

5-4-12 to 15-4-12


Water Festival

13-4-12 to 16-4-12

Nation Wide

Thingyun, Myanmar water festival, takes place toward the end of the hot, dry season and ushers in the Myanmar New Year. This festival is also celebrated in neighboring Theravada Buddhist countries, songkran in Thailand and laos, Chaul Chnam Thmey in Cambodia. The festival lasts three or five days. Standing on bamboo stages erected along the streets, people splash water on passersby. Powerful water pipes douse people driving by in jeeps and trucks. Children use water pistols to drench their friends, relatives and anyone else in range – only monks and the elderly are safe. The water symbolizes the washing away of the pervious year’s back luck and sins. On New Year’s day itself, all the water throwing ends. This day is celebrated by releasing captive fish and birds as acts of merit, and special feats are held for monks.

Popa Nat Pwe
[worshiping ceremony of the spirits]


Mount Poppa

Thi-ho-shin Festival

Approx. second week of June


Wicker Ball Ceremony

Approx. third week of June

Mahamuni precinct, Mandalay

Shinbin-sagyo Ceremony

Approx. second week of July

Salae, Magwe Division

Taungbyone Nat Festival

12-8-12 to 25-8-12

Amarapura, Mandalay

Yadana-gu pagoda festival

21-8-12 to 25-8-12

Amarapura, Mandalay

Inlay Phaungdaw Oo Festival

30-9-12 to 17-10-12

Inle lake, Shan State

Kyauk-taw-gyi Festival

30-9-12 to 14-10-12


Dummy Elephant Festival

13-10-12 to 14-10-12


Dancing elephant festival is also another famous festival in Myanmar. It is held in kyaukse, near Mandalay. It is a marvelous performance of two men together to dance in rhythm. A huge elephant figure is made from bamboo and paper. Men take the town to the accompaniment of Dobat and Drums. The elephant dances circles three times at the foot of the hill to pay homage to the shwe tha lyaung pagoda. It is a dance that requires precise rhythm and timing in order for the elephant dances to maintain unity inside the elephant figure. People from far and near come to visit kyaukse and watch the elephant.

Thidinggyut Festival of Lights

13-10-12 to 15-10-12

Nation wide


13-10-12 to 14-10-12

Kyaik Hto, Mon State

Su-taung-pyi Pagoda Festival

2nd week of Oct

Monywa, Sagaing Division

Shwezigon Festival

29-10-12 to 27-11-12

Nyaung-U, Bagan

Balloon-flying Festival

7-11-12 to 12-11-12

Taunggyi, Shan State

Robe weaving Contest

Approx. second week of Nov


Pho-win-taung Ceremony

Approx. second week of Nov


Flower Tossing Ceremony

Approx. second week of Nov

Mahamuni precinct, Mandalay

Tazaung-daing Festival of Lights

Approx. second week of Nov

Nation Wide

9000 Candle Light Event

Approx. second week of Nov

Ko-dat-gyi pagoda,Yangon

Fire Stick Festival

Approx. second week of Nov

Kalaw,Shan State

Kaung-hmu-daw Festival

Approx. second week of Nov


Kayin New Year Day


Pha-An-Kayin state/Insein-Yangon












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