Festivals in November

Kahtein Thingan Weaing Festival

This is more likely a kind of charities and donations throughout the country. Sets of new robes and other offerings such as slippers, umbrellas, alms bowls, food, towels, soap and other necessities are presented to monks. Cash offerings for monasteries are also collected and displayed on wooden frames built in the shape of a tree. New cash notes are folded into bird and flower shapes.



All Night Robe Weaving Contests

The contests begin on third of November, in the evening before the full moon day at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, and other pagodas throughout the country. During the whole night, teams of weavers compete to finish a monk’s robe, to be offered to images at dawn the next day. It is a major event at the shwedagon Pagoda. This ritual was once practiced both in the palace during the time of monarchy and in villages.

Tazaungmone Hot Air Balloon Festival (Taunggyi, Shan State)

As usual, the festival is held on full moon day of Tazaungmone. It takes at least for 5 days and widely famous for its hot air balloons with fireworks and fire crackers, competing day and night during the festival. Visitors can see competition, how beautiful and smart hot air balloons, fireworks and fire crackers that how high they release into the sky. You can see the decorated hot air balloons in distinct shapes and forms of animals such as elephants, ducks, fishes, birds, hens so also four legs animals like pigs and buffalos which are to be hand-made of a kind of fire resistant paper for successfully long lasting while competing. The competition is celebrated in crowed people while others play happily traditional musical instruments and dance around. People from all parts of the country love to come and enjoy this festival as the festival is one of the most popular festivals in Myanmar.