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Pagoda Festival

Posted by: Jackie Nguyen on 2015-02-02 00:45:43

Pagoda festivals are regular festivals found throughout Burma (Myanmar) that commemorate major events in pagoda’s history. Pagoda festivals are dictated by the Burmese religious calendar and often are held several days at a time. Major events in a pagoda festival typically do not coincide with Uposatha (Buddhist Sabbath) days, during which devout Buddhists observe the Eight Precepts. The majority of pagoda festivals are held during the dry season, from the months of Tazaungmon (November) to Tabaung (March).

Phaungdawoo Pagoda festival

More well-known pagoda festivals often attract pilgrims from throughout the country. Pagoda festivals are similar in nature to agricultural shows (country fairs) or carnivals, and form a significant important part of cultural life, particularly in the countryside. During pagoda festivals, temporary bazaars (including food stalls and merchandise stands), entertainment venues (including anyeint dramas, yoke the performances, lethwei matches, and arcades) are set up in the vicinity of the pagoda.

Inle lake, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival

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