- Ananda Pagoda Festival (Bagan): This is one of the most famous pagoda festivals in Bagan; one of the Asia’s most amazing and richest archaeological sites. The Great Ananda Pagoda Festival is said to have been going on continuously since the Bagan period. Visitors can definitely enjoy the traditional lifestyle of the locals of Bagan during this festival.
- Kachin Manaw Festival (Kachin New Year Festival) (Myitkyina, Kachin State): The Kachins; one of the major races of Myanmar, take great part in this festival and many Kachins from abroad come back to meet and dance at this special event.
- Naga New Year Festival: Naga New Year Festival is one of the rarest ceremonies in Myanmar. There are more than 49 different clans with their own distinctive dresses and dialects. They usually gather annually to celebrate the New Year which falls on January 15.
- Mann Shwe Settaw Pagoda Festival: There are two pagodas which enshrine footprints of the Buddha. The site is on the bank of Mann Creek, where bamboo cabins are erected every year for local travelers to enjoy cool swims during the heat of summer.
- Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival: One of the famous pagoda festivals around Yangon City. Most of the activities of Pagoda Festivals are evening entertainments such as Zat (Drama).
- Maha Muni Pagoda Festival (Mandalay): Maha Muni Buddha image is highly venerated as it is said to be made in front of Buddha Himself, and thus its face is most revered. The image is completely covered with 15 cm-thick gold.
- Htamane (Glutinous Rice Festival): This is a competition between teams of men for donation of Glutinous Rice to the Great Lord Buddha in early morning on Full Moon Day.
- Ko Gyi Kyaw Spirit Festival: It is enjoyable to see the singing and dancing of the worshippers to Ko Gyi Kyaw; a happy spirit who loves to drink and gamble. This annual festival in his honour is celebrated in his home town; Yayzagyo, Mandalay region.
- Novitiation Ceremony: It is deemed the most important duty that parents owe to their son by letting him go forth and embrace the legacy of the Buddha join the Sangha as novice and become immersed in the teachings of Buddha at least for a short while. Novitiation ceremony is the unique characteristics in Myanmar.
- Shwe Nattaung Pagoda Festival: This is one of the largest pagoda festivals in this part of Myanmar and many local pilgrims arrive by bullock-carts from the surrounding villages.
- Maw Tin Zun Pagoda Festival: This is the only seaside Pagoda Festival which attracts many people and it can be accessed from Yangon by a pleasant boat ride to Pathein, an interesting delta town famous for its parasols.
- Inn Daw Gyi Shwe Myitzu Pagoda Festival: This is the only seaside Pagoda Festival which attracts many people and it can be accessed from Yangon by a pleasant boat ride to Pathein, an interesting delta town famous for its parasols.
- Bawgyo Pagada Festival: It is a famous historic pagoda festival in Shan State of Myanmar. Not only the people from Shan State but also the ones from the middle part of Myanmar take part in that festival.
- Zalun Pyi-Taw-Pyan Buddha Image Festival: The colonialists who had occupied lower Myanmar took this Buddha Image to England with the intention of using the bronze in their mint.
- Pindaya Shwe Oo Min Festival: Shan, Pa O, Palaung, Taung Yoe, Intha, Danu groups residing around Pindaya come and camp under the huge banyan trees to take part in the festival.
- Shwe Myet Hman Pagoda Festival: People enjoy celebrating Shwe Myet Hman Pagoda Festival annually.
- Kekku Pagoda Festival: A cluster of more than 3000 pagodas, said to be from Bagan period, but in the Yun Shan style, are grouped on a small hillock overlooking the Hopon Valley.
- Shwe Sar Yan Pagoda Festival: Shwe Sar Yan Pagoda is easily accessible by car, being on the main Mandalay-Lashio Highway.
- Shwedagon Pagoda Festival: Shwe Dagon Pagoda is the most well known pagoda in Myanmar and this Pagoda Festival is one of the most visited festivals for pilgrims all over the country.
- Alaungdaw Khathapa Pagoda Festival: The Alaungdaw Khathapa shrine is located in a National Park in Yinmarbin Township, Sagaing Region.
- Panguni Utram (Full Moon Day of Panguni Month of Tamil People): Festival, main festival falls on Full Moon Day Panguni Utram is the main religious festivals of Hindu people in Myanmar, held in the compound of Sri Angala Eswari Munieswar Swamy Temple, Pelikha Village Kyauk Tan Township which was built in 1862.
- Water Festival and Myanmar New Year: Thingyan (The Water Festival) is the most interesting and greatest occasion for merry–making with the largest number of people taking part in it throughout the country.Shwe Maw Daw
- Pagoda Festival: The most famous Pagoda Festival in Bago. Classical theatre troupes perform their best here so they will be booked by agents for the next pagoda festival season.
- Salon Festival: The only inhabitants in Myeik or Mergui Archipelago of Myanmar are Sea Gypsies, namely Salon (Moken).
- Ritual of Pouring Water on the Bodhi Tree: This ritual commemorates the date 2500 years ago when the Buddha gained enlightenment while meditating under a Bodhi tree. Pilgrims pour water on the Bodhi trees in pagoda compounds to keep them fresh in the summer heat of May.
- Pakokku Thiho Shin Pagoda Festival: Pakokku is an old traditional town on the western bank of the Ayeyawady River.
- Waso Full Moon Festival: The Myanmar month of Waso is the beginning of the monsoon rains.
- Warso Chin-Lone (Cane Ball) Festival: Waso Chinlone Festival of Mahamuni Buddha Image in the year 2009 stretched for 48 days.
- Taung Pyone Spirit Festival: Taung Pyone is the site where two brothers serving a king of Bagan in the 11th century were executed. They became powerful spirits or Nats. This festival in their honor is attended by tens of thousands of mediums and worshippers.
- Yadana Gu Spirit Festival: This festival honours the mother of the two powerful spirit brothers in Bagan era.
- Manuha Pagoda Festival: On the first day of festival, pretty village girls dressed in their best parade with trays of fruits and cakes to offer at the pagoda.
- Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival (Inle): Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is one of the famous principal pagodas which houses five Boddha images.
- Festival of light (Throughout the country): This festival commemorates the time when the Buddha returned to earth after preaching in the abode of celestials during the three months of Lent.
- Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda Festival (Mandalay): An exciting festival focused on a huge Buddha image carved from a single block of marble. It coincides with an annual competition among teams of cane-ball (chin-lone) players.
- Dancing Elephants Festival (Mandalay): On the first day, colourfully decorated elephant figure made of cloth and bamboo with two men inside compete in dance competitions.
- Kaunghmudaw Pagoda Festival (Sagaing): One of the famous pagodas in central Myanmar. Most interesting aspect of this festival is the caravan of bullock-carts in the pagoda compound. Some of the carts carry their village products, such as hand-woven cotton clothes and cane mats, etc, to sell them at the festival. They like to camp under the shady trees.
- Shwe Kyin Light Festival (Shwe Kyin, Bago): Shwe Kyin light festival is held every year on the day after the full moon day of Thadingyut.
- Tazaungmon Full Moon Festival (Throughout the country): After the rains, the monks would need new robes and on the full moon day, the offering of new robes for the monks are held. It is called the Khahtein ceremony.
- Hot Air Balloon Festival (Taunngyi): The most spectacular event of the year is the Hot Air Balloon Festival held every November in Taunggyi commonly called the Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Festival.
- All Night Robe Weaving Contests (Shwedagon): In the evening of the Full Moon Day, teams of weavers compete to finish a monk’s rube during the night, to be offered to Buddha images at dawn the next day.
- Shwezigon Pagoda Festival (Nyaung u, near Bagan): On the Full Moon Day, there is a ritual of offering a filled alms bowl to a thousand and more monks and novices.
- Phowintaung Pagoda Festival (Monywa, Sagaing Region): Like other pagoda festivals with the usual entertainment provided.
- Shwesandaw (Pyay) Pagoda Festival (Pyay, Bago Region): Shwesandaw Pagoda is one of Myanmar’s biggest Buddhist pilgrimage sites and the festival of this pagoda is one of the most visited festivals for pilgrims all over the country.
- Mae Lamu Pagoda Festival (North Okkalapa Township, Yangon Region): One of the famous pagoda festivals in Yangon Region. The activities of Pagoda festival are reciting the holy scriptures 24 hours continuously throughout the festival by monks, offering provisions and articles to monks, celebrating festivities and performing with evening entertainments such as Zat (Drama), Stage Show and Movies.
- Popa Guardian Spirits Festival (North Okkalapa Township, Yangon Region)
- Kyaik-hti-yo ‘Golden Rock’ Pagoda Festival Nine Thousand Lamps (Kyaik-hti-yo ‘Garden Rock’ Pagoda, Mon State): On the platform of the Kyaik-hti-yo ‘Golden Rock’ Pagoda, devotees light nine thousand lamps to welcome the New Year and to give thanks to Buddha’s peaceful Doctrine. The magical Golden Rock Pagoda, a golden spire, sits on the top of a huge boulder covered with gold leaf and perched on the edge of a cliff.
- Kyaik-hti-yo ‘Golden Rock’ Pagoda Festival Nine Thousand Lamps (Magway, Magway Region): One of the famous pagoda festivals in the central part of Myanmar. This pagoda has the legend connected with the Buddha. The emerald cot of Buddha was believed to be enshrined in the pagoda.