It is the 10th Myanmar month in the middle of the cool season (December-January).

In ancient times, it was the month for the equestrian festival held for virtually the whole month, as it involved competitions in horsemanship, bowmanship, lancing and sword fighting, shooting and martial arts.

It was in effect an occasion to select heroes.

It was found to have begun in 674 ME under the reign of Pinya Thihathu but researchers in Bodaw Paya’s reign held that it began in the reign of King Nyaungyan in Inn-wa Period.


december, 2019

04decAll Day11Spectacled Image FestivalPogoda festival

04decAll Day11Robe Weaving Contact (ShweTaung)Robe Weaving Contact in Pyay

january, 2020

02janAll Day24Ananda Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

08janAll Day09Kachin Manaw FestivalNew year celebration of Kachin people

12janAll Day16Naga New YearNaga New Year Festival

25janAll Day09febMahamuni Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

29janAll Day09febMann Shwe Settaw Pagoda festivalPagoda festival

31janAll Day08febNyan Taw Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

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