Tabodwe is the 11th Myanmar month, very cool, in January and February. It is the time for seasonal festival of making Htamanel, a food preparation of glutinous rice, oil fried coconut flakes and other condiments. It is prepared in huge pans by young stalwarts in the community under the guidance of master chefs in communal activity. It was found to have started in the latter part of Nyaung-Yan (second Inn-wa Period). It is still in vogue at this time of the year today. Often there are competitions in making Htamanei within communities. Another less known festival in Tabodwe is called Mee-pone-pwe to mark the offering of fire for warmth in the extreme cold. It was known to have started in Bagan Period. It is on the wane now, except in some rural areas.

 

january, 2019

04janAll Day11Kachin Manaw FestivalNew year celebration of Kachin people

12janAll Day16Naga New YearNaga New Year Festival

15janAll Day20Ananda Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

february, 2019

05febAll Day27Mahamuni Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

09febAll Day19Mann Shwe Settaw Pagoda festivalPagoda festival

11febAll Day19Nyan Taw Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

14febAll Day20Golden Hill Top Festival Kyaik Khauk PagodaPagoda festival

19febAll DayHtamane FestivalGlutinous rice cooking festival is a traditional event in Myanmar

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