Tazaungmone Holiday in Myanmar in 2020

Tazaungmone Holiday in Myanmar in 2020

  How long until Tazaungmone Holiday?
This holiday next takes place in 147 days.
  Dates of Tazaungmone Holiday in Myanmar
2022 Nov 8, Nov 9
MyanmarWed, Nov 9National Holiday
MyanmarTue, Nov 8National Holiday
2021 Myanmar Fri, Nov 19 National Holiday
2020 Nov 27, Nov 28, Nov 29, Nov 30
MyanmarMon, Nov 30National Holiday
MyanmarSun, Nov 29National Holiday
MyanmarSat, Nov 28National Holiday (additional day)
MyanmarFri, Nov 27National Holiday (additional day)
2019 Nov 10, Nov 11, Nov 12
MyanmarTue, Nov 12National Holiday (additional day)
MyanmarMon, Nov 11National Holiday
MyanmarSun, Nov 10National Holiday (additional day)
2018 Myanmar Fri, Nov 23 National Holiday
  Summary
Marks the end of the rainy season in Myanmar

When is Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone?

This public holiday in Myanmar takes place on the full moon day of Tazaungmone, the eighth month in the Burmese calendar. It usually falls in November in the Western calendar.

Depending on the day of the week that the full moon falls on, extra public holidays may be declared on the other days of the festival.

History of Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone

The full moon of Tazaungmone marks the end of the rainy season in Myanmar as well as the end of the Kathina festival during which monks are offered alms including new robes.

The number nine is a lucky and auspicious number in Myanmar and 9,999 candles are lit up as offerings to Buddha in the Chaukhtatgyi Paya Pagoda on the night of the full moon day of Tazaungmone.

Following on from Thadingyut, celebrated on the previous full moon, Tazaungmone is another festival of lights as the festival of Tazaungdaing is also held at this time.

Across Myanmar, hot-air balloons are lit with candles and released into the night sky. The balloons are released as an offering to the home of the devas in Buddhist cosmology and as a way to drive away evil spirits.

The Tazaungdaing festival in Taunggyi is one of the most spectacular in Myanmar when giant paper balloons are lit and sent up into the sky.

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