Festivals in Myanmar

Festivals in Myanmar

Chinlone Festival, Mahamuni Pagoda Mandalay

The national chinlone (a local version of “keepy-uppy”) competition, attracting the country’s finest exponents.

Festivals in Myanmar

Wesak (Buddha’s Birthday)

Celebrated by the watering of Bodhi trees at temples and monasteries around Myanmar, Wesak marks the day of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. Musical troupes accompany the stream of locals carrying pitchers on their heads.