Festivals in Myanmar 2020
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Festivals in Myanmar 2020

Myanmar uses 3 different calendars: Gregorian Calendar, Lunar Calendar and Buddhist Calendar.Myanmar has monthly festival according to Lunar Calendar. Full moon day of each month there is festival. Among 12th…

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Phaung Daw Oo pagoda festival on Inlay lake Myanmar
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda festival Inlay Lake Myanmar

Phaung Daw Oo pagoda festival on Inlay lake Myanmar

Phaung Daw Oo pagoda festival on Inlay lake Myanmar

Myanmar has many beautiful rich natural resources such as mountains, lakes, rivers, fertile cultivated land and smiling people. One of the famous places of Myanmar is Inlay lake which is the second largest lake in Myanmar and famous for the beauty of nature. Intha, Pao, Shan, Danu mountain tribe inhibited on lake and around lake. Annual pagoda festival celebrates on lake which is well-known as Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda festival. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is shrine for 5 Buddha images. According to local believe, five images were donated by King Alaung Si Thu from Bagan since 12th century.  For many centuries, five Buddha images were moved from one place to another for many reasons. In the year 1960, five Buddha images were presented to the leader of Myanmar Government and housed at Phaung Daw Oo pagoda.  Myanmar government decided to celebrate festival for five Buddha in the year 1965.  Pagoda festival lasts 18 days.  Five Buddha images were brought into the Royal Golden Boat which is like Himsa bird, and visit to the villages on the lake.   When the Royal Golden Boat moves form one village to another, thousands of Intha tribes, who are leg rowers, pull the Royal Boat.

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival on Inlay Lake - Myanmar
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda annual festival on Inlay Lake at Myanmar

 

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival on Inlay Lake Myanmar

Golden boat with offering during the procession of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival on Inlay Lake Myanmar

 

Inlay Lake Myanmar

Leg rowers during the procession of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda festival on Inlay Lake Myanmar

As the festival use to celebrate according to lunar calendar, it is changeable for the date of Gregorian calendar.

29.9.19       07:00am                Opening ceremony – Indein
30.9.19       14:30                      Indein -Ywama village
1.10.19                                       Ywa ma village
2.10.19       07:00am                Ywa ma village – Ngaphechaung village
3.10.19       07:00am               Ngaphechaung -Kaysakone village
4.10.19       07:00am               Kaysakone village- Pwe sa kone village
4.10.19       13:00pm                Pwe sa kone – Lin kin
5.10.19       07:00am                Lin Kin – Nyaung Shwe
6.10.19                                       Nyaung Shwe
7.10.19                                       Nyaung Shwe
8.10.19       07:00am                Nyaung Shwe- Nan The village
8.10.19      13:00pm               Nan The village- Mine Thauk village
9.10.19      07:00am              Mine Thauk – Tha Le U village
10.10.19     07:00am              Tha Le U – Kay La village
10.10.19     13:00pm              Kay La – Zat Yet Kyi village
1110.19      07:00am              Zat Yet Kyi village – Alo Taw Pauk village
11.10.19     13:00pm              Alo Taw Pauk – Nan Pan village
12.10.19      7:00am             Nan Pan – Ma Kyi Seik village
12.10.19      13:00pm             Ma Kyi Seik – Kyaing Khan village
13.10.19      07:00am              Kyaing Khan – Mine Pyo village
14.10.19      07:00am              Mine Pyo – Naung Taw village
15.10.19      07:00am              Naung Taw – Inn Paw Khone
15.10.19      13:00pm              Inn Paw Khone – Yay Tha village
16.10.19      08:00am              closing ceremony

 

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival on Inlay Lake Myanmar

Lovely dancers during the procession of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival on Inlay Lake Myanmar

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival on Inlay Lake Myanmar

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival on Inlay Lake Myanmar

 

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival on Inlay Lake Myanmar

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival on Inlay Lake Myanmar

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival on Inlay Lake Myanmar
Young musician during the procession of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival on Inlay Lake Myanmar

 

 

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