Festivals in Yangon, Myanmar

  • Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Festival

    • 20 Feb 2014–26 Feb 2014

    One of the famous pagoda festivals around Yangon City. Most of the activities of Pagoda Festivals are evening entertainments such as Zat (Drama). Anyient, Stage Show and Movies shown in the open air the whole night every day.

  • Shwedagon Pagoda Festival

    • 15 Mar 2014

    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. There is a competition to weave the holy robes using traditional looms to be offered to the Buddha Images at the four corners of the pagoda before dawn. Monks recite the Holy Scriptures 24 hours continuously throughout the duration of the festival, Buddhist devotees pay homage every day and their donations go towards the preservation of the Pagoda.

  • Panguni Utram (Full Moon Day of Panguni Month of Tamil People)

    • 15 Mar 2014–22 Mar 2014

    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. The ritual attracts many participants and even more spectators with the performance of fire walking, many of who wait long hours to witness relatives or friend perform. After walking over the hot coals, the devotees wade through a pit filled with goat’s milk, then rub their feet with yellow powder, turmeric. This holy rare occasion is usually attended by the many local and overseas devotees.

  • Mae Lamu Pagoda Festival

    • 1 Apr 2014

    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.

  • Kyaik-hti-yo ‘Golden Rock’ Pagoda Festival Nine Thousand Lamps

    • 31 Dec 2014

    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.

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