Thagingyut is the seventh Myanmar month (in September – October) towards the end of the rainy season.

Lord Gautama Buddha preached The Abhidhamma to Maidawmi Nat (reincarnate of His Mother) in Tavatimsa Abode of celestial beings for three Lenten months and returned to the abode of men on the full-moon day of Thadingyut. The King of Celestials created gold, silver, ruby stairways for him. Buddha took the middle ruby one radiating six hues of aura. The nats came along by the right gold stairways and the brahmas by the left silver stairways.

On account of that, Myanmar Buddhists celebrate the full-moon day with multi-coloured illuminations. It is also called Tavatimsa Festival after the Tavatimsa Abode of the nats and the Myinmo Lights Festival after the Mount Myinmo there.

For the Sangh it is the time for what is known as Pawayana, which means inviting, entreating, urging. In practice since the times of Buddha, it is to beg on another for forgiveness of any action that might have displeased any other among Sangha. There is also the practice among laity of paying obeisance to parents and elders.


september, 2020

26augAll Day02sepTaung Pyone Nat FestivalThe Spirit (Nat) festival near Mandalay where mediums and devotees coming from all over the country

14sepAll Day16Yadana Gu Nat FestivalThe Spirit (Nat) festival which is held yearly on the banks of Taungthaman Lake.

24sep(sep 24)12:00 am06oct(oct 6)11:59 pmBo Bo Gyi Nat FestivalBo Bo Gyi was a highly respected alchemist. He is now honoured as a Nat.

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

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