All Night Robe Weaving Contests

   Date – Beings in evening before the Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone

   Location – Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, and other pagodas throughout the country

   Duration – The whole night

In the evening of the Full Moon Day, teams of weavers complete to finish a monk’s robe during the night, to be offered to Buddha images at dawn the next day. It is a major event at the Shwedagon Pagoda. This ritual was once practiced both in the palace during the time of monarchy and villages.