Myanmar observes New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.
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Fireworks are likely to be seen in Myanmar anytime between 31 December and 4 January since the latter date is Myanmar’s Independence Day.
It is important at year’s end to visit friends and relatives you might not have seen for some time, to find forgiveness for the sins of the previous year, and to make resolutions for the year ahead. This is also a time of great feasting, shopping the sales in the major cities and towns, and of attending festive events.
Another “New Year” is also celebrated in Myanmar called Kayin New Year. Kayin New Year’s date varies since it is based on a traditional lunar calendar, and it lasts for 10 consecutive days.