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Novice Monk Initiation Ceremony Shin Pyu Pwe

One of the greatest joys that Buddhist parents find is the chance to have sons enter the monastery as a novice for a few days at least. The boys too, consider it an honour to become sons of the Buddha and bear with uncommon dignity the strict rules they have to live by, including not eating after 12

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Thingyan festival

Thingyan (Water Festival) is the Myanmar New Year and it is the most unique and colorful festival in Myanmar. People celebrate for a total of four days but the dates are calculated according to the Myanmar lunar calendar and change from year to year. In a leap year, people celebrate Thingyan festiva

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Myanmar Traditional Paintings

Wall paintings
Paintings were first used in Myanmar to decorate temples, rather than palaces or homes, in order to propagate knowledge about Buddhism. The first ‘illustrated’ Buddhist texts in Myanmar are in the Pahto Thamya Temple at Bagan, which is believed to have been built in the

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Shwe Settaw Pagoda Festival

Date:     January 21- February 1, 2018
Location:     Shwe Settaw, Magwe Region, Central Myanmar

While the official duration of this pagoda festival is 11 days, the festival site remains open until April each year. Thousands of Buddhists flock to the riverside

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