Festivals in Kasone (May 2011)   Event: Sand stupa festival Venue: Pa Le Ngwe Yaung quarter, Min Thar Su Quarter, Yahai Quarter / Mandalay Period: The eve and full moon day of Kason ( May. 16 – 17, 2011) Theme: Ritual related for Buddhist / small scale   In three different Mandalay quarters stupas are… Read more »


Festivals in Nayon (June 2011)   Event: THIHOSHIN PAGODA FESTIVAL Venue: Pakokku Period: 13th waxing day to 1st waning day of Nayon (June 14-17 , 2011) Theme: Pagoda festival   In three different Mandalay quarters stupas are built with sand at the eve of Kason full moon day. Sand stupas are built up with five… Read more »


Festivals in Waso ( July 2011) The month of Waso in Myanmar calendar is associated with the offering of Waso Robe to the Buddhist monks viewed precursor to the Buddhist lent, at the eve of the full-moon day of Waso( Jul 15, 2011). After this day, the Buddhist monks are forbidden to travel and are… Read more »


Festivals in Wagaung ( August 2011)   Event: Shwe kyun pin nat pwe Venue: near Mingun /Mandalay Period: 3rd to 8th waxing day of Wagaung ( Aug. 2- 7, 2011 ) Theme: Nat festival   According to the legend, the youngest brother of King Mindon fomented a rebellion and succeeded in ousting the Sawbwa of… Read more »


Festivals in Tawthalin ( September 2011)   Event: Manuha Pagoda festival Venue: Myingaba village, Bagan Period: The eve and full moon day of Tawthalin ( Sep 11-12, 2011 ) Theme: Pagoda festival   The Manuha Pagoda Festival is annual held during September or October or more precisely on the day before the Full moon day… Read more »


Festivals in Thidingyut ( Sep- Oct 2011)   Event: Phaungdaw Oo pagoda festival Venue: Inle Lake Period: Usually held in 1St waxing to 3rd waning day of Thidingyut ( 28th Sep – 15 Oct 2011 ) Theme: Pomp and pageant big festival   September and October (when the rain is ding off, but the river… Read more »

Tazaung Mone

Festivals in Tazaung Mone (Nov 2011)   Event: Hot air balloon Venue: Taungyi Period: 12th waxing day to full moon day of Tazaung Mone. ( Nov. 7 – 10, 2011) Theme: The traditional fun fair The fireworks are in the form of rockets. There is always hot balloons competition day and night. Day balloons are… Read more »


Festivals in Nadaw ( December 2011)   Event: Ahlodawpyae pagoda festival Venue: Bagan Period: 14th waxing day to full moon day of Nadaw (Dec. 9 – 10, 2011 ) Theme: Small pagoda festival   This pagoda festival is held after 1992. Buddhist devotee who want to make novena practice able to fulfill his/her wish. It… Read more »


Festivals in Pyatho ( January 2012)   Event: Ananda pagoda festival Venue: Bagan Period: Peak days – 13th waxing to 1st waning day of Pyatho ( Jan. 6 – 9, 2010) Theme: Pilgrimage and holiday outings come to pagoda site by the caravan of bullock-carts. Then set camp under the shady trees. There are evening… Read more »


Festivals in Tabodwe ( Feb 2012)   Event: Shan State Day Venue: Taunggyi , Laisho , Kyaing Tone and Shan State Period: 7 Feb ( Fixed as Gregorian calendar) Theme: Shan national annual festival The Shan State National Day was founded on Feb 7, 1947, by Shan princes and leaders. The unity of Shan leaders… Read more »