Public Holiday in Myanmar in 2021

Public Holiday in Myanmar in 2021
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  How long until Public Holiday?
Public Holiday
  Dates of Public Holiday in Myanmar
2021 Jul 20, Jul 22, Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Aug 2, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5, Aug 6
MyanmarFri, Aug 6National Holiday
MyanmarThu, Aug 5National Holiday
MyanmarWed, Aug 4National Holiday
MyanmarTue, Aug 3National Holiday
MyanmarMon, Aug 2National Holiday
MyanmarFri, Jul 30National Holiday
MyanmarThu, Jul 29National Holiday
MyanmarWed, Jul 28National Holiday
MyanmarTue, Jul 27National Holiday
MyanmarMon, Jul 26National Holiday
MyanmarThu, Jul 22National Holiday
MyanmarTue, Jul 20National Holiday
  Summary

Myanmar has announced five days of public holidays to curb the spread of COVID-19.

August 1st Update

The State Administrative Council announces an extension of ‘public holidays’ to contain Covid-19 infections. This extension is in place from August 2nd to August 8th. The Central Bank of Myanmar, public banks, and private banks have not been included in the ‘public holidays.’

July 24th Update

The holidays have been extended from July 26th to August 1st (except for the Central Bank of Myanmar and government banks under its operation, and private banks). The order says such public holidays were announced to effectively prevent the spread of Covid-19. 

About these Public Holidays

The State Administration Council issued an order (No.211/2021) on the night of July 14 announcing a long public holiday from July 17th to 25th 2021.

The Myanmar regime will expand the number of public holidays during the week from two to five, in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19 amid a surge in infections and deaths in the country. It announced on Wednesday that July 17th to 25th 2021 will all be official public holidays.

In an order signed by its secretary, the regime’s governing body, the State Administration Council (SAC), said it had “designated the two weekdays—July 20th and July 22nd —as public holidays in order to effectively conduct the COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment activities.”

In a separate order, it also declared Qurbani Eid Day on July 21 (Wednesday) as a public holiday. Martyrs’ Day on July 19 (Monday) and Waso Full Moon Day on July 23 (Friday) were already official public holidays.

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