August is a good time for travelers take tours to Burma to explore magnificent landscapes and enjoy two big festivals in Myanmar including Taung Pyone Spirit Festival and Yadana Gu Spirit Festival.

Taung Pyone Spirit Festival

Time: 8th of Wagaung month
Duration: 8 days
Location: Pyone Taung village, near Mandalay
Meaning: The festival is celebrated to honor the Taung Pyone Brother Lords.
Taung Pyone where two brothers served for a Bagan king in XI century were executed. After death, they become very powerful gods. The festival has thousands of followers and priests, offering Palmyra water, wine, baked rabbit, fried chicken. The followers and priests dance to please the gods.

Worshippers pay their respects to the Muslim nat spirits Shwebyin Naungdaw and Shwebyin Nyidaw at the Taung Pyone nat festival.

Worshippers pay their respects to the Muslim nat spirits Shwebyin Naungdaw and Shwebyin Nyidaw at the Taung Pyone nat festival.

Yadana Gu Spirit Festival

Time: From the 1st to 8th of Wagaung
Duration: 8 days
Location: Amarapura, Mandalay city
Meaning: The purpose of the festival is to honor the pantheon of animist spirits called Nats.
Thousands of Burmese people gather in the town of Amarapura in Mandalay city to honor the pantheon of animist spirits (also known as Nats).
Traditionally, participants in the festival make offering of food, money to the Nats; ritual dances and songs accompanied by a traditional Burmese orchestra are performed by the spirit mediums.

Yadana Gu Spirit Festival , Amarapura

Yadana Gu Spirit Festival , Amarapura