Full Moon of Tazaungmone in Myanmar in 2024

Full Moon of Tazaungmone in Myanmar in 2024
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2025 Myanmar Wed, Nov 5 National Holiday
2024 Myanmar Fri, Nov 15 National Holiday
2023 Myanmar Mon, Nov 27 National Holiday
2022 Nov 6, Nov 7
MyanmarMon, Nov 7National Holiday
MyanmarSun, Nov 6National Holiday
2021 Nov 17, Nov 18
MyanmarThu, Nov 18National Holiday
MyanmarWed, Nov 17National Holiday (additional day)

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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