DATE & DURATION

Celebrated approximately one week proceeding the Full Moon Day of Tabaung

LOCATION

Yangon

HIGHLIGHTS

People gather to recite prayers with the monk in this festival. The surrounding of the golden stupa is lit with flames, candles and incense sticks.

This festival involves locals reciting prayers with the monks at the famous golden stupa shrine that is rumored to contain strands of hair of the Lord Buddha. Pilgrims move clockwise around the stupa as an ancient tradition believed to grant great merits to those who do so. The festival is held at Yangon in March. Locals and devotees would weave holy robes for the Buddha images using traditional looms. The monks would lead attendees in religious prayers to honour the festival. Flames surround the pagoda along with lit incense sticks and candles placed by pilgrims to bring good fortune in their lives. Monks would receive donations for them and the temple from the locals along with donations of necessities.

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