Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year and sharing about our traditional burmese calendar

First of All, Happy New Year and wish all are the best to my blog's visitors.

Once we step in every new year, we remember to get new calendar.
Before new year, some of friends asking me where they can get our traditional burmese calendar.
Because some of our Myanmar people need to know which days are Auspicious days for doing some events like Novie/Monk hood ceremonies, Building Houses and lakes, moving out/into New homes and buildings, wedding reception, and so on.

Myanmar Calendar consists of 12 months such as

Myanmar Months Months
Tagu (March - April)
Kason (April - May)
Nayone (May - June)
Waso (June - July)
Wakhaung (July - August)
Tawthalin (August - September)
Thadingyut (September - October)
Tazaungmone (October - November)
Nattaw (November - December)
Pyartho (December - January)
Dapodwe (January - February)
Tabaung (February - March)

Since The traditional Burmese calendar is a lunisolar calendar based on both the phases of the moon and the motion of the sun., the months of the English Calendar and the Myanmar Calendar will differ in months.

If you want to know more, take a visit here:

For year 2011, I want to share url which I used to look at and find auspicious days here and here.

Credit goes to: burmeseclassic.com and buddhism.goldenlandpages.com

7 comments:

thawtar said...

Hey,

Can you share us if you know why myanmar new year always falls exactly on 17-Apr (18-Apr for leap year) ? Why is Thingyan festival from 13-16 (13-17 on leap year) ?
Why not coincide with myanmar calendar?

Sincerely,
TPC

MELODYMAUNG said...

>>TPC, As much as I know, I wanna share like below:
Formerly April 13-17 is not fixed date for thingyan period. Calculated by Prophets, they coincide with myanmar calendar. But since, around year 2000, government declared as fixed date for thingyan period as public holiday. Well, Let me get back accurate answer to you sooner. Thanks for your this comment.

MELODYMAUNG said...

Hi TPC, one of my friends(http://www.facebook.com/alvinsclee) told me as below:
Not always the same before 2007... it was until then a 5-day celebration based on lunisolar calendar system.
Beginning April 2007, Thingyan became officially gazetted as a 10-day holiday period fixed on standard solar calendar days from 12th April to 21st April.
Sugar King now has to put aside tradition and fix his arrival and departure dates because of visa restrictions :P

Ref: http://www.facebook.com/notes/melody-maung/why-myanmar-new-year-always-falls-exactly-on-17-apr-18-apr-for-leap-year-/10150176934742753

Brandon said...

Hello, maybe you could help me. I'm looking for a traditional Burmese Calendar for 2012 and I cannot seem to find one that I can have delivered to my house. It's a present for a Burmese friend

MELODYMAUNG said...

Hi Brandon,

Where are you staying?
If I know your country, I may able to suggest you where to find or buy it.

:-)

Brandon said...

I live in the USA

Brandon said...

Thank you, for responding I was a little worried that perhaps you didn't check anymore..I live in the USA