It is the eighth Myanmar month (in October – November) time for Kathina, Matho Thingan offering Pantthagu offering, lotus robe offering, lighting and Shin Malai festivals.

Kathina monk’s robes are offered at this particular time of the year. It is held mostly communally. Matho thingan meaning non-stale monk’s robes ones made overnight and offered before dawn. Pantthagu offering means leaving offetories at any public place for anyone’s taking. Lotus robes mean those with golden lotus designs offered to Buddha or at pagodas, Tazaungmon is for another lighting festival, taken to be astrologically most oportune. Shin Malai festival originated in Shin Malai’s preaching of WEsandara Jataka on the full-moon day. It is marked by making floats in the shape of barges, putting on it a thousand fruits, a thousand lumps of rice and the thousand lights to go around before offering at pagodas. It is also called the barge festival or thousand-ful festival. It has been on the wane. There is also a practice of eating salads of mazali leaves with belief that it is medicinal particularly at this time of the year.


october, 2019

08octAll Day27Mya Thalon Pagoda FestivalFamous Pagoda festival in Magway

10octAll Day17Kyaukdawgyi Pagoda FestivalKyauktawgyi Paya festival is for all pagodas at the foot of Mandalay Hill

12octAll Day13Dancing Elephant FestivalDancing Elephant Festival is a marvelous performance of two men together to dance in rhythm

12octAll Day13Manuha Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

12octAll Day14Kyaik-Htiyoe Pagoda Lighting FestivalThe festival is locals offer the lighting of 9000 candles and 9000 flowers to the Biuddha

12octAll Day14Thadingyut Lighting FestivalThadingyuthe festival is the Lighting Festival of Myanmar

november, 2019

04novAll Day11Maha Ant Htoo Kanthar Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

06novAll Day11Balloon Flying FestivalTazaungdaing fire balloon festival in Taunggyi

06novAll Day13Shwezigon Pagoda FestivalFamous pagoda festival in Bagan

09novAll Day11Than-bodday Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

10novAll Day11Robe Weaving (mathoe thingun) Contests in YangonThe ceremony of weave the most beautiful decorative robes for the Buddha statues.

10novAll Day12Pho Win Taung Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

11novAll Day16Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

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