Thadingyut Festival 2017, Myanmar.

Thadingyut, or the “Lighting Festival” is celebrated with a 3 day public holiday in Myanmar, and is held to mark the full moon at the end of Buddhist Lent.

Streets around the country are decorated with additional strips of neon lighting, candles, and more, in order to lend a bright and festive look & feel to the festival, and street stalls and temporary fair grounds pop up all over the place as families gather together to celebrate.

As well as going to the pagoda to ask for blessings, it is also common for younger Burmese to visit their elderly relatives in order to ask to be atoned of their sins, and any harm they may have caused them throughout the year, for which they are subsequently rewarded with blessings & gifts.


 

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