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Myanmar Festivals -2013

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October 2013

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival (Inle Lake) 5th - 22nd October


The festival is held with great magnificence and pageantry. There will be full of fun fairs and dances everywhere. 4 x holiest Buddha images are ceremoniously tugged clockwise around the lake on a decorated royal barge by leg-rowing boats stopping at each village to let people pay homage. The procession of the Inle leg-rowers in full pageantry and ceremonial splendor is a sight not to be missed by anyone visiting Myanmar. The unique and most interesting event of the festival is, of course, the Shan traditional boat races participated by leg-rowers of both men and women dressed in their national costumes. Phaungdaw O Pagoda festival draws celebrant from far and near not only for the homage of Buddha statutes abut also for great fun fair and for the fame of Intha's and Inthu's unique leg-rowing competitions.


here are twelve monthly Myanmar festivals:

1. April - Thingyan (water festival) (normally from 13th of April to 16th April)

2. May - Kason (banyan tree watering ceremony)

3. June - Nadaw - Festival of religious examination

4. July - Waso (Festival of ordination of monks)

5. August - festival of giving religious charity by lot

6. September - Regetta

7. October - Thadingyut (festival of lights)

8. November - Tazaungdine (Kahtein festival - offering robes to Buddhist monks)

9. December - Mahapeine nat

10. January - Equestrian tourney

11. February - Festival of bonfire

12. March - Festival of sand pagodas

More festival informations here