march, 2020

13marAll Day23Maung Dong Nat FestivalMaung Dong Nat Festival in Monywa

Event Details

This festival is known to be the most important gathering of witches imaginable. According to the legend, Ye Kin Kadaw, the Queen of the Witches, the favourite wife of King Taung U, had extraordinary powers. The king sent her into exile, as his other wives did not like her supernatural power. She went to Maung Dong, where she got drowned. Her oldest statue, only 30 centimetres high, can thus be found in Maung Dong. During this festival, all 37 kinds of nats will be placed in a shrine, devotees offering them bunches of bananas, green coconuts, betel leaves, colourful arrangements of flowers and ‘money bouquets’.

Time

march 13 (Friday) - 23 (Monday)

Location

Monywa

Monywa, Myanmar

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