The rainfall is not going to fall down in September as the rainy season still prevails Myanmar, a few festivals and important events organized in this month. Taking Burma tours this time, tourists can soak in some religious festivals in Bagan and Inle Lake.
Manuha Pagoda Festival
Time: 14th and 15th of Tawthalin month
Duration: 1 day
Location: Myinkaba, Bagan, Mandalay City
On the first day of the festival, the parades of beautiful girls with trays of fruit, sweets to offer to the temple. In the afternoon, the young men parades in the streets with the effigies of the heroes, gods, and the animals. At night, people will dance and sing together. And the next morning, they offer food to the Buddha and the monks in the pagoda.
Farmers from nearby areas get to the Myinkaba village to go deep into the festival by ox-drawn carts with their products. They will sell these products, and use the amount of profits to donate the Manuha Pagoda.
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival
Time: On 1th of Thadinguyt month
Duration: 18 days
Location: Inle Lake, Shan State South
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda festival is one of the most important festivals in Myanmar taking place in Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. The temple is located in the middle of Inle Lake and is one of the popular scenic spots of the lake. In the festival time, thousands of people living around the lake and the surrounding mountains will bring flowers and fruits packed on the lacquered trays to celebrate and offer to the pagoda. The sailing team of the famous fishing village will participate in the annual boat race with traditional one leg rowing.
The festival is the time for pilgrims from all over the country to come to this festival to pay homage to the four Buddha images and gain merit and enjoy the festive atmosphere of the event.