Thadingyut Festival

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Oct 2016

The Thadingyut Festival or Festival of Lights is one of the most popular festivals in Myanmar. It is held on the seventh month of the Burmese calendar. It also marks the end of Buddhist lent. Buddhists celebrate Thadingyut by lighting candles or colored electric lights in their home to welcome the Buddha.

A man  lights candles in the shape of text at a pagoda in Yangon during Thadingyut Festival.

A man  lights candles in the shape of text at a pagoda in Yangon during Thadingyut Festival.

A Buddhist devotee lights candles as he worships at Shwedagon Pagoda during Thadingyut full moon celebrations in Yangon.

A Buddhist nun lights candles as she worships at Shwedagon Pagoda during Thadingyut full moon celebrations in Yangon.

A Buddhist devotee pours oil into lamps as he worships at Shwedagon Pagoda during Thadingyut full moon festival.

Locals enjoy riding a ferris wheel as part of the Thadingyut celebrations in Yangon.

View of a funfair during the Thadingyut festival celebration in Yangon, Myanmar.

Locals gather around a human-powered ferris wheel during the Thadingyut celebrations in Yangon.

Devotees light candles as part of the Thadingyut celebrations at a pagoda in Yangon.

 

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