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Some Festivals in Myanmar for 2013


Update July 2013

 

Nom du festival

Location

Début

Fin

Explications

Ananda Pagoda Festival

Bagan

19.01.2013

10.02.2013

Bowls of alms filled with crops are offered  to monks who all wait in a long line. Pilgrimage and holiday outings on countrybullock carts can be seen.

Kaya State Day

Loikaw, Kaya State

21.01.2013

Oxcart racing, horse racing,pillow fights and slipprey pole- climbing contests are  include.

Nar-ga festival

Kham-ti, Sagaing

21.01.2013

 

Gayaks are slaughtered in sacrifica followed by singing, dancing  and drinking of alcholic     beverages

Independence day

 

04.01.2013

 

 

Nat - taw pagoda festival

Phaekhone, Shan State

24.01.2013

26.01.2013

Pillow fights are included.

Lourdes Procession

St.John Church,Bo Swan Pat st

11.02.2013

12.02.2013 

 

Feast of the Shan Harvest Day

PanKan,Si-sai,Southern Shan State

12.02.2013

 

 

Shan State Day

Kentung,Taunggyi,Lashio,Shan State

13.02.2013

15.02.2013 

 

 

 

 

The Great Footprints Season

(Shwe Sat Taw pagoda festival)

 

Minbu, Magwe

15.02.2013

17-04-2013

Pilgrimage is   only possible in the dry season2 footprints   are said to have been left by Lord Buddha whenhe visited there..

Need a special authorisatoin : sleeping is very very simple (like camp)

Kyaik-Khauk Pagoda Festival

Thanlyin,Yangon

18.02.2013

26.02.2013

Glutinous rice delicary contests are held late on 14th waxing

Mahamuni Ceremonies

Mandalay

24.02.2013

25.02.2013

Glutinous rice delicary contests are held late on 14th waxingdayincense is burnt in large flames in a symbolic gesture of offeringheat to the great image.

Bonfire Ceremony

Pyay

25.02.2013

 

 

Kayin Bonfire Ceremony

Kyon-Doe,Hpan-an

25.02.2013

 

Full-moon day of Tabodwe

Moe-Bye Festival

Moebye,Southern Shan State

 

 

Chin National Day

different places  in Chin State

 

Sacrifical gayals are slaughtered and it is followed by singing, dancing and drinking of alcoholic beverages.

Union Day

 

12.02.2013

 

 

Maw-din Swan Festival

Pagoda Point, Pathein

12.03.2013

27.03.2013

 

Lady Pon-ma Kyi Day

Many sites Upcontry

13.03.2013

14.03.2013

 

 

 

Ko Kyi Kyaw Ceremony

Pakhan,Yezagyo

14.03.2013

21.03.2013

(1st day) Ko Gyi Kyaw is coaxed and he ascends the throne

(2nd day)nat figures are cleansed with water and reglided

(3rd day) drum-thumping for the nat and cock- fighting

(4th to 7th days) designated for pacifying Ko Gyi Kyaw

(8th day)   Re-enactment  as told in legends

 

Water Lady Event

Zee-daw,Yinmarbin,Sagaing

19.03.2013

20.03.2013

 

Inn-daw-gyi Festival

Moe-Nyin, Kachin State

19.03.2013

26.03.2013

 

Pyindaw-byan Festival

Zalun,Hinthada

20.03.2013

27.03.2013

 

Peasant' Day

 

 

 

Kakku pagoda festival

Kek-ku,Sesai,Shan State

20.03.2013

27.03.2013

 

Baw-gyo Festival

Thibaw, Shan State

21.03.2013

25.03.2013

 

Pindaya Cave Festival

Pindaya, Shan State

21.03.2013

25.03.2013

Typical Taung-yo pagoda festival. Different ethnie minorities canalso be seen.

Pin Pagoda Festival

TaungDaun,Natmauk

21.03.2013

03.04.2013

 

Home-coming Ceremony

Taungpyone,Mandalay

22.03.2013

 

 

Nam-Pan Ceremony

Inlay Lake, Shan State

23.03.2013

27.03.2013

 

Split Rock Pagoda Festival

Loikaw, Kaya State

23.03.2013

28.03.2013

1000 monks are offered  food on the full-moon day. Long-neekedKayan,black-dressed Kaya and other minorities are seen

(Taung Kwel Pagoda)

Relie Mountain Festival

Kyauksei,Mandalay

26.03.2013

27.03.2013

 

Tabaung Festival 

Throughout the Country

26.03.2013

 

 

Title-decoration Ceremony

Naypyidaw

26.03.2013

 

 

Shwesayan Pagoda Festival

Pathein-gyi, Mandalay

27.03.2013

02.04.2013

Merchandise from northern Shan State and other  parts of thecountry are exchanged at the pagoda bazaar. Toys,made of palmleaf, are a speciality of the festival

Boe-boe-gyi Ceremony

Ahlone, Monywa

04.04.2013

08.04.2013

 

Flower-Picking Ceremony

Pathein-gyi, Mandalay

14.04.2013

 

 

Armed Forces Day

Naypyidaw

27.03.2013

 

 

Tiger-man Dance

Myeik

17.04.2013

21.04.2013

 

Shwe -maw-daw

Bago

18.04.2013

30.04.2013

 

Water Festival

Throughout the Country

13.04.2013

16.04.2013

Buddhist New Year : The most important festival, all over the country. A must to see.

Thanaka-Grinding Event

Sittwe,Rakhine State

19.04.2013

 

 

Image-bathing Event

Sittwe,Rakhine State

15.04.2013

 

 

New Year's Day

Thoughout the country

17.04.2013

 

 

Sand Stupa Festival

Twante,Yangon

17.04.2013

 

 

Popa Ceremony

Poppa

16.04.2013

During Thingyan, pilgrims from the country over pay respect toPopa nat shrines.

Elder's Day Ceremony

Kaba Aye,elsewhere

17.04.2013

 

 

Animal-freeing Ceremony

Throughout the Country

17.04.2013

 

Buddha's birthday is commemorated by poaring water onto thesacred Bo tree.

Freefood Festival

Chaungzon,Monstate

17.04.2013

 

 

Gu-ni Ceremony

Magwe

23.04.2013

27.04.2013 

 

May-Day

elsewhere

01.05.2013

 

 

U Shin Gyi Ceremony

Bogalay, Ayarwaddy

10.05.2013

 

Shwe-Kyet-Yet Event

Ahmayapuya,Mdl

23.05.2013

 

 

Kasone Day

elsewhere

24.05.2013

 

 

Shite-thaung Festival

Mrauk-U Rakhine

17.05.2013

Dummy boat races on land real boat races and water splashing in Mrauk-U  canal on full-moon day. Tradional wrestlings at the footof the pagoda;finals held on full-moon day.

Danu Ceremony

Ta-me,Pindaya,Shan State

24.05.2013

 

Single Danu youth throw roasted lablab beans at one another ina show of love

Mahathwanthara

Insein,Bogone,Yangon

24.05.2013

25.05.2013

 

Sand-stupa Festival

Mandalay

24.05.2013

 

 

Shwe Guni Pagoda Ceremony

Kyaut-kar, Monywa

29.05.2013

01.06.2013

 

Pan-aing Pagoda Tobacco Fair

Pan-aing, Mahlaing

15.06.2013

30.06.2013

 

Thi-Ho-Shin

Pakukku,Sagaing

16.06.2013

1.07.2013

 

Buddist Recitations

Kaba Aye,Yangon

23.06.2013

 

Wicker Ball Ceremony

Mahamuni precinet Mandalay

24.06.2013

23.07.2013

Traditional wicker ball players fromm all over the country participate in the month-long contest that has been going onfor over 70 years. This is   the best event to watch Myanmar chin-lone game.

Martyr's Day

 

19.07.2013

 

 

Rakhine Spiritual Cliff Event

Sittwe, Rakhine State

16.07.2013, 20.07.2013

 

Shinbin-Sagyo Ceremony

Sale,Magwe

 21.07.2013

22.07.2013

 

 

Waso Day

 

22.07.2013

 

The day Buddha preached his first sermon is commemorated. Monks are confirmed to the monastery by Buddhist Code of Conduct during the 3-month long Buddhist Lent.

Fish Feeding Festival

Pwint Byu, Minbu

 

Flower-Picking Ceremony

Inlay and elsawhere

23.07.2013

 

 

Thread-tying Ceremony

Pha-an,Kayin State

23.07.2013

06.08.2013

 

Shwe-Kyun-bin Ceremony

Mingun, Mandalay

23.08.2013

25.08.2013

 

Taung-byone Ceremony

Taung-byone

16.08.2013

21.08.2013

1st day   - attending a nut audience

2nd day  - having a royal bath  

3rd day   - ascending the throne

4th day   - presenting roast rabbit

5th day   - cutting down htein tree.

Gold Pot Burying Day

Ye, Mon State

21.08.2013

 

 

Yadana-gu Ceremony

Amarapura, Mandalay

31.08.2013

04.09.2013

Known as Mother  Taungbyone Festival . Most enjoyable because

of the rowing boat trip to the site. Spirit dances are rampant.

1st day   - attending a nut audience

2nd day  - having a royal bath  

3rd day   - ascending the throne

4th day   - daughter of Mahagiri reels on the ground in grief

5th day   - cutting down htein tree.

Tooth Relie Procession

Paungde

17.09.2013

19.09.2013

 

Rice-donation Ceremony

Padamya Pagoda,Sagaing

18.09.2013

20.09.2013

 

Boe-Min-Gaung Memorial day

Boe-min-gaung Shrine, Popa

21.09.2013

 

 

Oil Donating Ceremony

Phar-aut,Mawlamyine

27.09.2013

 

 

Sutaung-Byi Ceremony

Monywa,Sagaing,Divison

29.10.2013

 

Myo-Daun Zedi Festival

Shwebo

29.09.2013

05.10.2013

 

Phaung Daw Oo festival

Inlay Lake, Shan State

05.09.2013

22.09.2013

Four Buddha images are ceremoniously tugged clockwise aroundthe lake on the royal barge  by leg-rowing boats. They return homeon third waning day.
Program for 2013 : ICI

Performing Arts Competitions

Naypyidaw

08.10.2013

25.10.2013 

 

Sand Stupa Festival

Kyaikhami, Set-sei, Mon

09.10.2013

 

 

Mya-Tha-Ion Festival

Magwe

14.10.2013

02.11.2013

Buddhists chanting, early morning rice-offering to 1700 monks andthe lighting of 9,000 candles are major activities.The scenic beautyof the pagoda, situated on the river bank, is dramaticFamous utensils made of iron are sold at a large scale.

Pyetkhayway Pagoda Cere

Kumae, Kyaukse

17.10.2013

19.10.2013

 

Kyauk-taw-gyi Festival

Mandalay

18.10.2013

21.10.2013

 

Floating Alms-bowl Ceremony

Da-we

18.10.2013

 

 

Dummy Elephant Festival

Kyauk- Se

18.10.2013

19.10.2013

 

Buddhas Procession

Pyinma, Mandalay

18.10.2013

20.10.2013

 

Pa-o Ceremony Of The Tree Of Plenty

Taunggyi-Shan State

18.10.2013

22.10.2013

 

Thidingyut Festival Of Lights

Throughout the Country

18.10.2013

20.10.2013

 

Za-yat-gyi Event

Za-yat-gyi,taungu

19.10.2013

 

 

Kyaik-hti-yo Season

Kyaikhto, Mon State

19.10.2013

9 month
long season 

 

Tawa-dain-tha Ceremony

Pathein

19.10.2013

 

 

Thanakha-dabbing Event

Saw,Magwe

19.10.2013

 

 

Shaking Pagoda Festiavl

Kyauk-pa - daung

19.10.2013

21.10.2013

 

Lightfloat Festival

Shwekyin, Bago

20.10.2013

22.10.2013 

 

Ramavane Festival

Pya-Pon

20.10.2013

28.10.2013

 

Sa-taung-byi Pagoda Festival

Monywa,Sagaing

20.10.2013

03.11.2013 

 

Shin-bo-mae Ceremony

Mandalay

22.10.2013

 

 

Penddant Socks Festival

Chouk

23.10.2013

 

 

Chinese Floats Ceremony

Sin-O-dan, Yangon

24.10.2013

 

 

Dipawali

Pansodan
Bo Aung Kyaw temples

01.11.2013

 

 

 

Shwe Zi Gon Festival

Nyaung U

10.11.2013

02.12.2013

Candle lights and fierworks are carried in procession before offering to the Pagoda.

Balloon flying festival

Taunggyi

12.11.2013

17.11.2013

One of the most spectacular and colourful festival in Myanmar.
Flying contest of hot air balloon made with Shan Paper, thousands of people every day : Here

Than-bodde ceremony

Monywa

15.11.2013

17.11.2013

 

Myo-nam Ceremony

Loikaw, Kaya State

15.11.2013

17.11.2013

 

Astrologers' Ceremony

ShwePonePwint Pagoda

16.11.2013

 

 

Pho-Win-Taung Ceremony

Phowintaung,Monywa

16.11.2013

18.11.2013

 

Flower Tossing Ceremony

Mahamuni,Mandalay

16.11.2013

 

 

13th street light Ceremony

Lamadaw,Yangon

16.11.2013

 

 

Robe-weaving Contest

Shwedagon,Botataung

16.11.2013

 

On the 14th waxing day of Tazaunmon, groups of yong women takepark in competitions held on the platforms of the pagodas. The robeis to be finished flawlessly overnight and offered at dawn to the images around the pagoda.

Kut-Theinna-Yon Festival

Pathein

16.11.2013

18.11.2013

 

Tazaung-Daing Festival 

Thoughout the country

17.11.2013

 

 

Candle Light Event 

Ko-dat-gyi,Yangon

17.11.2013

 

 

Fire Stick Festival

Kalaw,Shan State

17.11.2013

 

Hindu Sacered Birthing

Pyay,Pegu Division

15.11.2013

 

 

Kaung hmu daw festival

Sagaing

17.11.2013

22.11.2013

 

National Day

Thoughout the country

27.11.2013

 

 

Ni-gyaw-da Festival

Pathein

03.12.2013

 

War-going Ceremony

Taungpyone,Mandalay

03.12.2013

 

 

Writer's Day

Thoughout the country

03.12.2013

 

 

The Spectacleed Image Fest

Shwedaung,Pyay

10.12.2013

19.12.2013

 

Sandaw-Shin Festival 

 West Pha-yon-ga island

12.12.2013

17.12.2013

 

Christmas

Thoughout the country

25.12.2013

 

 




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