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The traditional Burmese calendar is a lunisolar calendar based on both the phases of the moon and the motion of the sun. Within each month of the Burmese calendar, a major festival, often Burmese Buddhist in nature, is held. Despite its religious and cultural importance, the traditional calendar has been largely abandoned, particularly in major urban areas, in favour of the Gregorian calendar. Many newspapers continue to utilise traditional month names, but purely in ceremonial fashion.

There are twelve months in the Burmese calendar:

  1. Tagu (တန်ခူး)
  2. Kason (ကဆုန်)
  3. Nayone (နယုန္)
  4. Waso (ဝါဆို)
  5. Wagaung (ဝါခေါင်)
  6. Tawthalin (တော်သလင်း)
  7. Thadingyut (သီတင်းကျွတ်)
  8. Tazaungmone (တန်ဆောင်မုန်း)
  9. Nataw (နတ်တော်)
  10. Pyatho (ပြာသို)
  11. Tabodwe (တပို့တွဲ)
  12. Tabaung (တပေါင်း)
Burmese calendar
Regular year Leap year
Tagu 29 days 29 days
Kason 30 days 30 days
Nayon 29 days 30 days
Waso 30 days First Waso 30 days
Second Waso 30 days
Wagaung 29 days 29 days
Tawthalin 30 days 30 days
Thadingyut 29 days 29 days
Tazaungmon 30 days 30 days
Natdaw 29 days 29 days
Pyatho 30 days 30 days
Tabodwe 29 days 29 days
Tabaung 30 days 30 days
12 months 354 days 13 months 385 days

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