Dancing Elephants Festival

   Date – One day before the Full Moon Day of Thadingyut and the Full Moon Day

   Location – Kyaukse, about 40km southeast of Mandalay.

   Duration – 2 days

On the first day, colourfully decorated elephant figure made of cloth and bamboo with two men inside compete in dance competitions. The elephant with the best dance performance and behaviors wins the gold. Food and flowers are offered to the pagoda on the second day.