Festivals in Tawthalin ( September )

Event BO BO GYI Nat Festival
Venue Taungthaman lake, Amapura Mandalay
Period 14th waxing day to 1st waning of Tawthalin (Sep. 27- 29, 2015)
Theme Ritual worshipping by believers

Bo Bo Gyi is believed to have high level alchemical and to have expired to become a Nat. On the eve of ceremony pilgrims throw tealeaf packets at one another from racing exacts. It is regarded as a pledge that one who is hit must take a visit next year with out fail.


 

Event Manuha Pagoda festival
Venue Myingaba village, Bagan
Period The eve and full moon day of Tawthalin ( Sep 27-28, 2015 )
Theme Pagoda festival

The Manuha Pagoda Festival is annual held during September or October or more precisely on the day before the Full moon day of Tawthalin. Myinkaba Villagers serve white rice cakes and pickled winter melon to all comers known as "Sadu Ditha" or the free donation of food. Monks from many monasteries are invited and alms bowls full of food are offered to them in the morning of the Full Moon Day. During the festival, the Myinkaba Villagers march a parade with representation of the Jataka tales of the lives of Buddha. Most of the young villagers would take part in the roles of the king, queens and other characters. The festival is for two days. Papier mache characters are also created with one's own ideas and displayed at such a time. The paper figures are of a variety of design - tigers, horses, crocodiles or even a gigantic rabbit. Some represent the spiritual beings.


 

Event Boe Min Gaung memorial
Venue Mt Popa
Period 2nd -3rd waning day of Tawthalin ( Sep 30- Oct1, 2015)
Theme Honour to a weizzar, a wise and enlightened one

Bo Min Gaung is believed to be expired  as “Ashin Htwet” in Myanmar language means when he expired without leaving his dead body. Bo Min Khaung is remembered for his higher attainment in concentration practices. Annual memorial day is held by those who wish to honour him.