Festivals in Myanmar

Festivals in Myanmar

Myanmar New Year Festival (Country wide)

Buddha images are bathed in thanaka water as older Burmese retreat to monasteries and temples to pray.

Festivals in Myanmar

Shwemawdaw Pagoda Festival (Bago)

Singing and dancing competitions are the key part of this annual temple festival in the monument-laden former capital.

Festivals in Myanmar

Thanakha Grinding Festival (Rakhine)

While the woman of Sittwe grind the roots of thanaka wood, the men play instruments, sing and dance in this festival dedicated to the fragrant paste worn by most Burmese women.

Festivals in Myanmar

Thingyan Water Festival (Country wide)

Perhaps the quirkiest of all Myanmar’s festivals, and certainly the sauciest, is this hot-season bash, when girls get soaked to the skin by water-throwing admirers.