Taung Pyone Spirit Festival
Date – 8th Waxing to Full Moon Day of Wagaung
Location – Taung Pyone Village, near Mandalay
Duration – 8 days
Taung Pyone is the site where two brothers serving a king of Bagan in the 11th century were executed. They became powerful spirits of Nats. This festival in their honour is attended by tens of thousands of mediums and worshippers. During the festival, toddy palm wine, whisky, rum, grilled rabbit and fried chicken are offered to the two spirit brothers. Orchestras come to play for the mediums who dance to make the spirits ‘joyful’.