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Celebrated on the New Year’s Eve every year


Kyaik-hti-yo ‘Golden Rocks’ Pagoda, Mon State


Every December, people of Mon would celebrate the light festival at the Golden Rocks Pagoda, Mon. 9,000 candles and flowers decorate the marvelous pagoda. The weather at the pagoda is chilly as it is located on a mountain.

People of Mon celebrate the light festival at the Kyaik-hti-yo Golden Rocks Pagoda in Mon State in December. During this festival, the pagoda is decorated with 9,000 candles and 9,000 flowers given by the locals. The candles light up the pagoda, offering a beautiful sight to the locals and tourists. The following morning of the festival involves the offering of rice, sweets and other items. The compound of the pagoda is usually filled with people as they attempt to get a closer look at the pagoda during the festival. Tourists will enjoy the chilling weather in the mountain where the pagoda is located.

Other Festivals in December

Magway Mya Thalon Pagoda Festival

Date: December
Location: Magway, Magway Division

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Mae Lamu Pagoda Festival

Date: December (8th Waxing to Full Moon Day of Nadaw)
Location: North Okkalapa Township, Yangon Region

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