Tawthalin is the sixth month on Myanmar calendar. (August – September). It is a hot month, hot enough to kill small prawns.

The surfaces of water are like mats, free of waves. So, it has been a tradition to hold regatta festivals since the times of ancient Myanmar kings.

It was graced by the king himself aboard golden Pyigyimon Barge, adorned by figures of fifty kings on each side, as a symbol of a hundred kings owing allegiance to the monarch.

It was not just pageantry but an occasion for demonstrating the naval prowess of the Tatmadaw of ancient Myanmar kings.

The tradition was nearly dying out until the government revived it with traditional regatta festivals held on Kandawgyi Lake.

 

august, 2020

20augAll Day23Shwe Kyun Pin Nat FestivalGood harvest festival in Mingun village

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

september, 2019

02sep4:21 am4:21 amGolden Hill Top Festival Kyaik Khauk Pagoda

06sepAll Day18Bo Bo Gyi Nat FestivalBo Bo Gyi was a highly respected alchemist. He is now honoured as a Nat.

29sepAll Day02octIndein Pagoda festivalPagoda festival

29sepAll Day16octPhaung 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.

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