Dates: 1st Waxing Moon Day of Thadingyut
Location: Inle Lake, Southern Shan State
Duration: 18 days
Images of the Hpaung Daw Oo Pagoda are carried by a golden barge to villages around Inle Lake where they spend the night. Their arrival is greeted with ceremonies. Thousands of people carry fruit and flowers on lacquer trays in their own boats and pay homage as the holy barge passes. Teams of famous leg-rowers compete in annual boat races.