Maha Muni Pagoda Festival (Mandalay)

 

Date  :         14th Waxing and Full Moon Day of Tabodwe

Location:    Mandalay

Duration:    (2) days

Maha Muni Buddha image is highly venerated, as it is said to be made in front of Buddha Himself and thus its face is most revered. The image is completely covered with 15 cm-thick gold. February is the coldest month in Myanmar and at the Maha Muni Pagoda Festival Devotees light bonfires and cook huge pans of sticky rice with ginger, coconut and sesame to offer to monks.