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Festivals: Taung Pyone Spirit Festival

By Phoe Nyan

Dates:  10th Waxing Moon Day of Wagaung (July 31  - August 7, 2017)Location: Taung Pyone Village, near MandalayDuration: 12 days Taung Pyone is the site where two brothers serving a king of Bagan in the 11th century were executed. They became powerful spirits or Nat. This festival in their honour is attended by tens of thousands of mediums and worshippers. A ritual is celebrated each day. Toddy palm wine, whisky, rum, grilled rabbit and fried chicken are offered to the two spirit brothers. Orchestras come to play for the mediums who dance to make the spirits joyful.

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