Festivals in Nadaw ( December )

This pagoda festival is held after 1992. Buddhist devotee who want to make novena practice able to fulfill his/her wish. It is just a small festival


Venue Shwe Taung near Pyay
Period Peak days- 13th waxing day to full moon day of Nadaw (Dec. 24 - 26, 2015 )

This pagoda festival is as same as the others pagoda festival. But one interesting thing is during the British time, Mrs. Hurtno wife of the commissioner was relieved from her eye disease after she offered a pair of glasses to the Buddha. Local people who lives around this area they believe that whoever have a problem with eyes they make novena to this pagoda.


Event Popa nat spirit festival
Venue Mt. Popa
Period Full moon day of Nadaw (Dec. 26, 2015)

Mt. Popa being considered most important Nat worshipping center, thousands of country folks and town people in their joyous, light-hearted and merrymaking in this particular festival. Spirit procession and overall drunken ecstasy are part of the celebration.


Event Akha new year festival
Venue Kyaing Tone and their native village
Period 28 - 31 Dec ( Fixed as of Gregorian calendar)
Theme one of the big Shan ethnic festival

Akha traditional dance performed on the ground. Akha people gather at Kyaing Tone on 28th Dec. On the other days, Akha people return to their respective home village and continue their festival on their own tradition.