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, 2018

09octAll Day13Indein Pagoda festivalPagoda festival

10octAll Day27Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda FestivalFour of the five gilded Buddha Images are moved onto the royal barge to tour around the lake, from village to village.

19octAll Day07novMya Thalon Pagoda FestivalFamous Pagoda festival in Magway

21octAll Day28Kyaukdawgyi Pagoda FestivalKyauktawgyi Paya festival is for all pagodas at the foot of Mandalay Hill

23octAll Day25Kyaik-Htiyoe Pagoda Lighting FestivalThe festival is locals offer the lighting of 9000 candles and 9000 flowers to the Biuddha

23octAll Day24Dancing Elephant FestivalDancing Elephant Festival is a marvelous performance of two men together to dance in rhythm

23octAll Day24Manuha Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

23octAll Day25Thadingyut Lighting FestivalThadingyuthe festival is the Lighting Festival of Myanmar

november, 2018

19octAll Day07novMya Thalon Pagoda FestivalFamous Pagoda festival in Magway

15novAll Day22Maha Ant Htoo Kanthar Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

17novAll Day22Balloon Flying FestivalTazaungdaing fire balloon festival in Taunggyi

17novAll Day24Shwezigon Pagoda FestivalFamous pagoda festival in Bagan

20novAll Day22Than-bodday Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

21novAll Day23Pho Win Taung Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

21novAll Day22Robe Weaving (mathoe thingun) ContestsThe ceremony of weave the most beautiful decorative robes for the Buddha statues.

22novAll Day27Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda FestivalPagoda festival

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