The town of Bagan dresses up its many pagodas as processions and cultural performances fill the streets.
Myanmar Independence Day
Independence Day: Yangon is the best place to fully experience this display of might and patriotism, which in itself is bizarre enough to be interesting.
Karen New Year
This national holiday is of particular important to the Karen people, and its celebration is accompanied by ethnic dancing and sporting activities such as traditional boxing matches. The boxing can be seen in the suburb of Innsein, in northwest Yangon, home to the capital’s largest Karen community.