Holidays & Observances in Myanmar
Myanmar is a country in Southeast Asia. It was originally known as Burma. The name change is recent and still controversial, so many countries including the United States and the United Kingdom do not recognize the new name. Internally, Myanmar is a civilization almost entirely unaffected by the western world. It holds onto its old traditions and customs. The main religion is Buddhism, and though there are small populations of other religions, Buddhism is a huge part of the Burmese lifestyle. Myanmar is considered a major center of Buddhism, with many temples and sites visited by people around the world. Buddhist holidays are the most important celebrations in Myanmar, but it is also home to many moon and harvest festivals as well as holidays inspired by popular Indian celebrations.