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Myanmar Public Holidays

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In The Republic Of The Union Of Myanmar,

All Governmemt Offices Hours are:  From 9:30 Hours to 16:30 Hours.

All Banks Hours are:  From 9:30 Hours to 15:30 Hours.

On Pay Day (Banks Hours): From 8:30 Hours to 14:30 Hours.

Date Weekday Holiday name Holiday type
Jan 4 Wednesday

Independence Day

Public Holiday
Feb 12 Sunday

Union Day

Public Holiday
Feb 24 Friday

Maha Shivaratri

Hindu Holiday
Mar 2 Thursday

Peasants' Day

Public Holiday
Mar 12 Sunday

Full Moon Day of Tabaung

Public Holiday
Mar 13 Monday

Holi

Hindu Holiday
Mar 20 Monday

March equinox

Season
Mar 27 Monday

Armed Forces' Day

Public Holiday
Apr 13 Thursday

Maha Thingyan (Water Festival)

Public Holiday
Apr 14 Friday

Maha Thingyan (Water Festival)

Public Holiday
Apr 15 Saturday

Maha Thingyan (Water Festival)

Public Holiday
Apr 16 Sunday

Maha Thingyan (Water Festival)

Public Holiday
Apr 17 Monday

Kayin New Year Day

Public Holiday
May 1 Monday

Labor Day / May Day

Public Holiday
Jun 21 Wednesday

June Solstice

Season
Jul 19 Wednesday

Martyrs' Day

Public Holiday
Aug 7 Monday

Raksha Bandhan

Hindu Holiday
Aug 14 Monday

Janmashtami

Hindu Holiday
Aug 25 Friday

Ganesh Chaturthi

Hindu Holiday
Sep 21 Thursday

Navaratri

Hindu Holiday
Sep 22 Friday

September equinox

Season
Sep 30 Saturday

Dussehra

Hindu Holiday
Dec 21 Thursday

December Solstice

Season
Dec 25 Monday

Christmas Day

Public Holiday

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Under Burmese law, insulting religion is a prosecutable offence. Insulting religion is a broad term, and can include any disrespectful depiction or image (including tattoos) of Buddha or other religious representation, or wearing any tattoo of Buddha anywhere below the waist.
The currency of Myanmar (Burma) is the Burmese Kyat, You should expect to rely on cash for most of your stay; preferably US dollars. Once in country it’s easy to exchange US dollars into Kyats and exchange rates are generally fair
Myanmar has a tropical monsoon climate. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity that makes it sometimes feel quite uncomfortable. There are three distinct seasons in Myanmar: The cold , dry season, and wet season
The vast majority of people in Myanmar are friendly and helpful, In all the areas that foreigners are allowed to visit, Myanmar is very safe in terms of personal security: incidents of crime against foreigners are extremely low and Yangon is considered to be one of Asia’s safest large cities, with no areas that need to be avoided.
Most medical facilities in Burma are inadequate for even routine medical care. In an emergency, you would likely need to be medically evacuated to a hospital outside Burma. Medical evacuation from Burma is expensive and is most often transacted in cash
Most foreign nationals require a visa to enter Myanmar, You should apply for your visa at a Burmese embassy or consulate abroad before you arrive in Burma, Tourist visas are valid for 28 days
The government has encouraged tourism in the country Since 1992, Although the the infrastruture are still very poor, the foreigner find very difficult to travel in country by train or by bus, the airlines are too expensive for even a short distance. The most popular destinations for visitors are Mandalay and Yangon, Ancient Bagan, the nature of Inle Lake, Hpa An and other sites in the Southern Myanmar, also the beauty of the South Coast.