With Aung San Suu Kyi as its patron, this celebration of photography is held in March at Yangon's Institut Française and other venues across the city, and includes exhibitions, a conference and workshops.
Commemorates the assassination of Bogyoke (General) Aung San and his comrades. Events are held at the Martyrs' Mausoleum and Ministers Office.
Crowds of pilgrims descend on the Shwedagon for the country's largest paya pwe (pagoda festival), which takes place over the last full moon before the Myanmar New Year.
Dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also a patron, this film festival is a chance to see documentaries and shorts on human-rights themes from Myanmar and around the world.
Held at the French Institute at the end of January, this film festival focuses on LGBT themes, screening local and international documentaries and dramas.
Held at Yangon’s Hindu temples, Thaipusam involves colourful processions and ritual piercings of the flesh. The date depends on the lunar calendar.
Dedicated to film heritage in Asia, this festival has been key in helping restore and screen the few remaining pieces of vintage Burmese cinema.
This international marathon around the city has been held since 2013. It includes options for a half-marathon, 10km run and 3km fun run.
Established in 2011, this film festival highlights short movies in three categories: short fiction, documentary and new vision.
This temple festival features market stalls and fairground rides, including human-powered Ferris wheels.