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Full Moon of Thadingyut

By Noe Noe Aung
Festival of Lights in English is held on the full moon day of Myanmar Lunar month of Thadingyut, the seventh month of Myanmar calendar.Thadingyut is a custom festival which is held at the end of three-month-long Buddhist Lent. It is also a celebration to welcome The Buddha

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Yadana Gu Spirit Festival

This is a spirit, or nat, festival which honours the mother of the two spirit brothers for whom the most popular Taung Pyone spirit festival is held. She is the goddess of Mount Popa and her main shrine is on Mount Popa Crest, near Bagan. She too is a powerful spirit and protector of women.After the

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Naga New Year Festival

Dates: usually January 14 to 16
Location: Lahe or Layshi, Sagaing Division
Three days
The Naga national race comprises many different tribes with their own languages and culture. They meet once a year to sing, dance and feast, dressed in the fanciest of their costumes.


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Festivals: Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda Festival

Dates: Begins day after New Year’s Day.Location: Bago.Duration: Seven days.Classical theatre troupes perform their best at this event in the hope of being booked by agents for the next pagoda festival season. With the advance money they make new costumes and settings and rehearse throughout the mo

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