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TaungPyone Spirit Festival

Dates: August 19 – 26, 2018
Location: Taungpyone, north of Mandalay

The most important spirit or nat festival is the Taungpyone Festival held in August or September each year. This ancient village near Mandalay was where the two brothers Min Gyi and Min Galay were unfairly executed so i

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Waso Chinlone Festival

Dates: May 30th – July 28th, 2018
Location: Compound of Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay

Waso Chinlone Festival is the longest and oldest festival for Buddhists in Myanmar. It is held annually during the Burmese month of Waso (usually in July), specifically the day after the full-moon day of Wa

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Thiho Shin Pagoda Festival

The Thiho Shin Pagoda festival is celebrated in the town of Pakokku, in Magwe Division on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. It is important for all the people of the villages and towns of this dry region. All special produce grown in this area is bought and sold by festival goers. Dried bean stew, w

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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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