December

DECEMBER

Mae Lamu Pagoda Festival

Dates                      : 8th Waxing to Full Moon Day of Nadaw

Location                : North Okkalapa Township, Yangon Region

Duration               : 8 days

One of the famous pagoda festivals in Yangon Region. The activities of Pagoda festival are reciting the holy scriptures 24 hours continuously throughout the festival by monks, offering provisions and articles to monks, celebrating festivities and performing with evening entertainments such as Zat ( Drama ), Stage Show and Movies.

 

Popa Guardian Spirits Festival

Date                         : Begins on Full Moon Day of Nadaw

Location                 : Mount Popa, near Bagan

Duration                : 6 days

The two spirit figures on either side of the Tharaba Gate at Bagan are the brother and sister spirits ; Lord of the Mountain and the Lady Golden Face who are believed to protect home or country. A festival takes place at Mount Popa in their honor.

 

Kyaik-Hti-Yo 'Golden Rock' Pagoda Festival ( Nine Thousand Lamps )

Date                        : One evening of December 31

Location                : Kyaik-hti-yo ' Golden Rock ' Pagoda, Mon State

Duration               : 1 evening

On the platform of the Kyaik-hti-yo 'Golden Rock' Pagoda, devotees light nine thousand lamps to welcome the New Year and to give thanks to Buddha's peaceful Doctrine. The magical Golden Rock Pagoda, a golden spire, sits on the top of a huge  boulder covered with gold leaf and perched on the edge of a cliff.

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