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MPT To Light Up Nine Pagodas Around Myanmar On Sacred Festival Of Tazaungdaing

19 Nov 2018
(Yangon, 19th November 2018) On the full moon day of Tazaungdaing, on 22nd November, MPT plans to commemorate the auspicious festival of lights with donations of oil lamps, candles and shawls at pagodas in Yangon, Mandalay, Ayawaddy, Bago, Sagaing and Mon. In Buddhist tradition the festival of Tazaungdaing is marked with religious offerings to monks including special robes called Matho Thingan, weaved tirelessly from night to dawn for two consecutive nights. Public ceremonies will be held at the nine locations of the Botahtaung, Kyeik Htee Yoe, Pyay Shwesandaw, Phowuntaung, Shwesigon, Kaung Hmu Daw, Mahar Ant Htoo Kan Thar, Shwe Mok Htaw, Shwe Maw Daw and Kyeik Than Lan pagodas, an expansion of festivities from last year to include even...