Jan
1
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New Years Day

The beginning of a new calendar year. This is usually celebrated the night prior with people staying up late to watch the celebration of the clock striking midnight, and people often celebrate by making grand goals for the coming year.

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Feb
19
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Magha Puja

The spiritual aims of the day are not to commit any kind of sins; do only good; purify one's mind. Māgha Pūjā is a public holiday in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand and is an occasion when Buddhists go to the temple to perform merit-making activities.

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Mar
2
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Armed Forces Day — Myanmar

Tatmadaw. is the official name of the armed forces of Myanmar (Burma). It is administered by the Ministry of Defence and composed of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. Auxiliary services include the Myanmar Police Force, the People's Militia Units and until 2013 the Frontier Forces, locally known as Na Sa Kha.

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Mar
4
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Maha Shivaratri

The Great Night of Shiva. this festival is solemn and marks a remembrance of "overcoming darkness and ignorance" in life and the world. It is observed by remembering Shiva and chanting prayers, fasting, doing Yoga, and meditating on ethics and virtues such as self-restraint, honesty, noninjury to others, forgiveness, and the discovery of Shiva.

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Apr
3
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Isra & Mi'raj

Isra and Mi'raj, also known as Al Isra' wal Miraj, is observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar. This event marks the night that Allah (God) took Mohammad (also known as Mohamed or Muhammed) on a journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then to heaven.

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May
20
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National Day (Cameroon)

celebrates the referendum that transitioned Cameroon from a federal state to a unitary one, which took place on May 20, 1972. There is typically a national parade, but it is also a contested holiday as not everyone believes the Anglophone portion of the country benefited from unification.

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Jul
19
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Martyr's Day — Myanmar

A Burmese national holiday observed on 19 July to commemorate Gen. Aung Sanand seven other leaders of the pre-independence interim government, and one bodyguard —Thakin Mya, Ba Cho, Abdul Razak, Ba Win, Mahn Ba Khaing, Sao San Tun, Ohn Maung and Ko Htwe—all of whom were assassinated on that day in 1947. It is customary for high-ranking government officials to visit the Martyrs' Mausoleum in Yangon in the morning of that day to pay respects.

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Aug
15
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Raksha Bandhan

Centred around the tying of a thread, talisman, or amulet on the wrist as a form of ritual protection. The protection is offered principally by sisters to brothers, but also by priests to patrons, and sometimes by individuals to real or potential benefactors.

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