Festivals in Tazaung Mone (Nov-Dec )

Event Hot air balloon
Venue Taungyi
Period 11th – 14th waxing day of Tazaung Mone. ( Nov. 22 – 25, 2015)
Theme The traditional fun fair- Big

The fireworks are in the form of rockets. There is always hot balloons competition day and night. Day balloons are usually in the form of Pagodas, and animals such as elephant, dragon or ducks while the night balloons usually in the shape of rugby ball, huge elongated paper balls with small lighted multicolored paper lanterns hung around their sides and balloons would sting along fireworks and fire sticks which are set off mid-air fireworks.


 

Event Shwezigon festival
Venue Bagan
Period Peak days- 13th waxing day to 1st waning day of Tazaung Mone (Nov. 24 – 27, 2015)
Theme Pagoda festival - medium

There are evening entertainments such as Zats: (a variety of dances, songs, short and long plays), Anyeints (a performance of a few hours in which a number of "jokers" caricature current situations and or person strung together by a traditional dancer, popular movies shown in open air. On full moon day (10 Nov.), there is a communal offering of food and various domestic articles to the monks from the nearby monasteries.


 

Event Popa nat festival
Venue Mt Popa
Period The eve and full moon day of Tazaung Mone. (Nov. 25 - 26, 2015)
Theme Nat believer’s service

This is the small event. New offertories are being replaced. The believers come for such offertories are changed to new ones. The Nat medium plays performing service between the believers and spiritual statue. 


 

Event Thanbuddhae pagoda festival
Venue Monywa
Period The eve and full moon day of Tazaung Mone. (Nov. 25 - 26, 2015)
Theme  

Like other pagoda festival with the usual entertainment provided. Myanmar Thanaka, sandalwood and woven textiles (cotton blankets and longyis mainly) can be bought at the various stalls around the pagoda area.


 

Event Poe-win-taung festival
Venue Monywa
Period Peak days- The eve and full moon day of Tazaung Mone. (Nov. 25 - 26, 2015)
Theme  

Like other pagoda festival with the usual entertainment provided. Myanmar Thanaka, sandalwood and woven textiles (cotton blankets and longyis mainly) can be bought at the various stalls around the pagoda area.


 

Event Kaunghmudaw pagoda festival
Venue Sagaing
Period Peak days- 14th waxing day to 1st waning day of Tazaung Mone( Nov. 25 - 27, 2015)
Theme  

The most interesting aspect of this festival is the caravan of bullock-carts in the pagoda compound. Some of the carts carry their village products, such as hand-woven cotton cloths and cane mats to sell there. They set a camp under shady trees. 


 

Event Tazaungdine light festival
Venue Throughout Myanmar
Period 14th waxing day to 1st waning day of Tazaung Mone( Nov. 25 - 27, 2015)
Theme

14th waxing day to 1st waning day of Tazaung Mone
Another festival of light held on the full moon day throughout the country. Home and streets are illuminated and Buddhists are provided robe and various requisites at Kathein (Ceremony of offering robes to monks). On this particular full moon day number total 9000 candles are ceremoniously lit at mid night. Visitors are served with mixed salad of maezali buds, believed to possess powerful, magical and medicinal properties if eaten at this time.


 

Event Robe weaving contest
Venue Throughout Myanmar
Period Eve of the Tazaung Mone full moon day (Nov. 25, 2015)
Theme  

The robe weaving ceremony is held on the eve of full moon day within one night. This is a competition for the weaving skills between teams of women to complete special saffron-coloured robes, called “Ma Tho Thin Gan” or “Non stale robe” from the evening onwards at dawn. It is still done in the traditional way and lots of people enjoy watching the demonstrations. At dawn, the robes are ready to offer Buddha statues and followed by the prize giving ceremony for the winners.


 

Event Kyaikhtiyo pagoda 9000 lights festival
Venue Kyaikhtiyo(Golden Rock)
Period The eve and full moon day of Tazaung Mone (Nov. 25-26, 2015)
Theme  

The boulder, standing on the edge of a peak in the highest mountain range, is said to be freely hanging over the cliff. The place is famous as a pilgrimage and holiday outing spot. On this particular full moon day number total 9000 candles are ceremoniously lit at mid night.


 

Event Taungto pagoda festival
Venue Inle lake
Period 7th – 8th waning day of Tazaung Mone( Dec. 3 - 4, 2015)
Theme  

TaungTo village is at far south of Inle lake. Pa O people come and enjoy the ceremony with typical dress and bullock-carts are the main transportation.