12 Months, Festivals, & Signs

There is a Myanmar proverb: “Look at flowers, if you don’t know the season”. Yes, one can check what the season according to the flowers.

Myanmar calendar is a solar calendar. Even today, many people still do not know that the Greek zodiac signs interact with the solar calendar.


Greek Zodiac Sign Myanmar Zodiac Sign Month Flowers Festival
ram 1. Tagoo, the first month (Mar-Apr) Padauk, Gantgaw, Yinkat, Swetaw, Zalat Water Festival
bull 2. Kasone (Apr-May) Sagar, Sagawar, Chayar Pouring Water to Banyan Trees
kainayee kainayar 3. Nayone (May-Jun) Mulay (Myatlay), Sapae Exams
shrimp 4. Warso (Jun-Jul) Ponenyet, Rose yOöif;cHyGJ
lion 5. Warkaung (Jul-Aug) Kuttar, Moesway Pan Writing Competition
girl 6. Tawthalin (Aug-Sep) Yinmar Regartta
man with a balance 7. Thadinkyut (Sep-Oct) Konkamun Lighting
scorpion 8. Tansaungmone
Kawae, Pyi, Shway Lighting
arrow 9. Nattaw (Nov-Dec) Thazin, Gamone pmqdkawmfyGJ
goat 10. Pyartho (Dec-Jan) Kwar Nyo jrif;cif;obif
(water bearer)
pot 11. Dapodwe (Jan-Feb) Pauklay, Letpan, Suupan xreJyGJ
2 fish 12. Tabaung, the last month (Feb-Mar) Phetsot, Ingyin, Tharaphee oJyHkapwDyGJ


Greek Zodiac Signs

• {Aries} Aries (Ram): March 21-April 19
• {Taurus} Taurus (Bull): April 20-May 20
• {Gemini} Gemini (Twins): May 21-June 21
• {Cancer} Cancer (Crab): June 22-July 22
• {Leo} Leo (Lion): July 23-Aug. 22
• {Virgo} Virgo (Virgin): Aug. 23-Sept. 22
• {Libra} Libra (Balance): Sept. 23-Oct. 23
• {Scorpio} Scorpius (Scorpion): Oct. 24-Nov. 21
• {Sagittarius} Sagittarius (Archer): Nov. 22-Dec. 21
• {Capricorn} Capricornus (Goat): Dec. 22-Jan. 19
• {Aquarius} Aquarius (Water Bearer): Jan. 20-Feb. 18
• {Pisces} Pisces (Fish): Feb. 19-March 20

Myanmar Zodiac Signs

This is the 12 zodiac signs of Myanmar. You’ll find Myanmar and Greek zodiac signs are really the same.

This raises a question, how come they were the same? It is quite sure that astronomy spread to Myanmar from the neighboring India.

Did the Greeks used a lunar calendar in their time? More research has to be done. Please send your comments.