Myanmar Travel

Las Fiestas Famoso De Myanmar

Myanmar es un país budista y conocida como la tierra de pagodas, monasterios, templos y fiestas. La mayoría de los festivales están relacionados con la religión, como el cumpleaños de Buda, la Ilustración, la Predicación de Buda, las ofrendas para los monjes y el monasterio. Además, algunos festivales famosos están ofreciendo a los Espíritus para protegerse de los males, la buena suerte y los buenos propósitos comerciales. Los festivales de Myanmar desempeñan un papel importante en la cultura, las costumbres y la espiritualidad de la gente de Myanmar. Aunque algunos de ellos son grandes y nacionales, otros son pequeños y de poco tiempo.

Las fiestas de pagoda son parte importante de la cultura de Myanmar. Cada mes hay un festival de una pagoda en Myanmar. El día del festival de la pagoda, la gente de Myanmar usa sus trajes y adornos tradicionales, como una colorida camisa de seda o algodón, blusa, longyi, bolsos, turbantes, pulseras, collar, etc. Algunos festivales de pagoda también son como el tiempo de compras para los aldeanos de esa zona. Por lo tanto, si visita un festival de pagoda, puede obtener muchos conocimientos sobre la cultura, la vida de las personas, los estilos de vida del área y la comida local. Por lo tanto, durante su viaje a Myanmar, si hay un festival de pagoda cerca de su estadía, no deje de visitar el festival.

Maha Muni Pagoda Festival / February, 2days

Shwedagon pagoda Festival / March

Kakku Pagoda Festival / March, 3days

Pindaya Shwe Oo Min Festival / March, 5days

Maw Tin Zun Pagoda Festival / March, 8days

Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda Festival / April, 13days

Thiho Shin Pagoda Festival / May, 15days

Manuha Pagoda Festival / September, 2days

Kyauk Taw Gyi Festival / October, 4days

Kaunghmudaw Pagoda Festival / October, 5days

Shwezigon Pagoda Festival / November, 15days

Fiesta año nuevo de Tribu "Naga"

Fecha- Generalmente del 14 al 16 de Enero.
Ubicación-Lahe or Layshi, Sagaing Región / 3 Dias

El Festival Año Nuevo de Naga es una de las ceremonias más raras en Myanmar. Hay más de 49 clanes diferentes con sus propios vestidos y dialectos distintivos. Por lo general, se reúnen anualmente para celebrar el Año Nuevo, que se celebra el 15 de enero. Hay paquetes turísticos disponibles para visitar el Festival Año Nuevo de Naga en Myanmar.

Kachin Manaw Festival

Generalmente alrededor de la primera semana de enero.
Ubicación-Myintkyina, El Estado Kachin / 1 Dia

Los Kachins; Una de las razas más importantes de Myanmar, toma parte en este festival y muchos Kachins del extranjero vuelven para encontrarse y bailar en este evento especial. La danza de Manaw se realiza en el Festival de Manaw que se originó como parte de la Nat o adoración espiritual del pasado.

Ananda Pagoda Festival

Luna llena de Pyatho/Enero
Ubicación-Bagan, / 15 Dias

Este es uno de los festivales de pagoda más famosos de Bagan; Uno de los sitios arqueológicos más asombrosos y ricos de Asia. Se dice que el Gran Festival de la Pagoda de Ananda ha estado ocurriendo continuamente desde el período de Bagan. Hace mucho tiempo, personas de muchas aldeas alrededor de Bagan llegaron al festival en carretas de bueyes e hicieron campamentos durante toda la duración del festival. Incluso ahora, algunos aldeanos todavía vienen al festival de la manera tradicional. Los visitantes pueden definitivamente disfrutar del estilo de vida tradicional de los lugareños de Bagan durante este festival.

Fiesta de Espiritu KoGyiKyaw

3rd Waxing to 10th Waxing of Tabaung
Ubicación-Pakhan, Yayzagyo / 8 Dias

Es agradable ver el canto y el baile de los fieles a KoGyiKyaw; Un espíritu alegre que ama beber y apostar. Este festival anual en su honor se celebra en su ciudad natal; Yayzagyo, región de Mandalay. Alrededor de 2 horas en coche de Bagan.

Mann Shwe Settaw Pagoda Festival

Date- Begins on 5th Waxing of Tabodwe
Location-ShweSettaw, Magwe Region / 11 Days

There are two pagodas which enshrine footprints of the Buddha. The site is on the bank of Mann Creek where bamboo cabins are erected every year for local travellers to enjoy cool swims during the heat of summer.

Water Festival and Myanmar New Year

Date- Usually 13 April to 17 April (New Year’s Day)
Location-Throughout the country / 5 day of throwing water and the last, New Year’s Day

Thingyan (The Water Festival) is the most interesting and greatest occasion for merry-making with the largest number of people taking part in it throughout the country. During the Thingyan Festival, people pour water over one another to the melodious tunes of singing and dancing at the decorated pavilions. Pouring water signifies cleansing the body and mind of evils of the past year. During these auspicious days, Myanmar people perform a lot of meritorious deeds to usher in the New Year such as keeping Sabbath, going to pagodas and monasteries, offering food and aims to monks, paying respect to parents, teachers and elders, setting free fish and cattle and so on. Thingyan is a distinctive festival which is always awaited with great joy and excitement by Myanmar people every year.

Ritual of Pouring Water on the Bodhi Tree

Date- Full Moon Day of Kason (May)
Location-Pagodas throughout the country / 1 Day

This ritual commemorates the date 2500 years ago when the Buddha gained enlightenment while meditating under a Bodhi tree. Pilgrims pour water on the Bodhi trees in pagoda compounds to keep them fresh in the summer heat of May.

Waso Full Moon Festival

Date- Full Moon Day of Waso
Location-Throughout the country / Mid July

The Myanmar month of Waso is the beginning of the monsoon rains. It is also the start of the Buddhist Lent. Monks are prohibited to travel overnight form their monasteries. According to the monk’s code of conduct, they are still obligated to make the rounds for their daily food whether it is raining or not. As it is, they need spare robes. Therefore there is a ceremony to offer robes to the monks for use during the wet season. Full moon day of Waso is one of the sacred days in Buddhism and also the first day of Buddhist Lent. The full moon day of Waso is religiously sacred in three-fold accounts: the embryo-Gotama Buddha was conceived, He renounced worldly pleasures, and He preached Dhama( Discourse) to His five disciples on this day. Therefore, this day is also known as Dhamasetkya Day.

Warso Chin-Lone (Cane Ball) Festival

Date- After the Full Moon Day of Waso
Location-Maha Muni Pagoda Compound, Mandalay / 48 Days

Waso Chinlone Festival of Mahamuni Buddha image hold for 48 days. This game holds annually since 1926; the largest sport event of its kind, participated by over 1000 Chinlone teams. The players had travelled across from all corners of the country to pay homage to the most revered Shrine, and to convene in tribute, the game of Chinlone. It is believed that this game has taken root in Myanmar for more than 1500 years. During the Festival of Mahamuni Buddha image, as the grandeur of game call for, chinlone contest is performed with live music of Myanmar saing-waing (traditional orchestra) and running commentary.

Taung Pyone Spirit Festival

Date- 8th Waxing to Full Moon Day of Wagaung
Location-Taung Pyone Village, near Mandalay / 8 Days

Taung Pyone is the site where two brothers serving a king of Bagan in the 11th century were executed. They became powerful spirits of Nats. This festival in their honour is attended by tens of thousands of mediums and worshippers. During the festival, toddy palm wine, whisky, rum, grilled rabbit and fried chicken are offered to the two spirit brothers. Orchestras come to play for the mediums who dance to make the spirits ‘joyful’.

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival

Date- 1st Waxing to 3rd Wanning Day of Thadingyut
Location-Inle Lake, Southern Shan State / 18 Days

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is one of the famous principal pagodas which houses five Boddha images. This pagoda is the main attraction of Inlay Lake and is situated in the middle of the Lake. Thousands of people from communities around the lake and villages in the surrounding mountains carry fruits and flowers on lacquer trays in their own boats and pay homage as the holy barge passes. Teams of the lake’s famous one-legged-rowers compete in annual boat races.

Lighting Festival

One day before the Full Moon Day of Thadingyut(October)
Location-Throughout the country / 3 Days

This festival commemorates the time when the Buddha returned to earth after preaching in the abode of celestials during the three months of Lent. He descended at night and devotees greeted Him with lamps and lanterns. People decorate their houses with candles and colored lanterns to symbolize this event. The festival of Light marks the end of Lent.

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Date- Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone (November)
Location-Taunngyi , southern Shan State / 3 Days

The most spectacular event of the year is the Hot Air Balloon Festival held every November in Taunggyi commonly called the Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Festival. Thousands of local pilgrims and international tourists choose to visit Taunggyi, especially to watch scores of giant paper animals being inflated and floated off into the sky. The competitions run during the day and at night when the sky is colorfully illuminated with hot air balloons. Hot air balloon in theshape of elephant , ox, horse, water buffalo, bird, pig, fish, owl, and parrot are sent up into the sky.