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Festivals in November

Balloons festival

Tazaungmon Full Moon Festival

Date         : Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone
Location     : All over the country
Duration     : 1 day

On the 14th Waxing Day of Tazaungmon, group of women take part in the robe- weaving competitions held on the platforms of pagodas, held for two consecutive nights (the night preceding and the night of the full moon). The contestants work nonstop form night until dawn to weave the special yellow monk robes and offered to the images around the pagodas at the dawn time. Set of new robes and other offering are presented to the monks.

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Date         : Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone
Location     : Taunggyi, Shan State
Duration     : 3 days

Hot Air Balloon Festival is the most spectacular event of the year, held in every November in Taunggyi commonly known the Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Festival. Traditionally it is to pay homage to the Sulamuni Pagoda in the abode of the Celestial Beings by sending up lighted Hot Air Balloons. Thousands of local pilgrims and tourists visit Taunggyi to see the Hot Air Balloon Competition. Hot Air Balloons are released day and night, competing over their beauty and fireworks of Hot Air Balloons. Day time competition is for beauty of animal figures Hot Air Balloons and night time competition is for beautiful fireworks of Hot Air Balloons.

Shwezigon Pagoda Festival

Date         : 8th Waxing Day of Tazaungmone
Location     : Nyaung U, Began
Duration     : 15 days

Candle lights and fireworks are carried in procession before offering to the pagoda and offering a filled alms bowl to more than thousand of monks and novices.

Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda Festival

Date         : Full Moon day of Tazaungmon
Location     : Sagaing
Duration     : 6 days

The best place to watch Myanmar puppet show at Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda festival. Some of the people around this place come with oxcarts.

Tazaung Daing (Festival of Lights)

Date         : Full Moon night of Tazaungmon
Location     : All over the country
Duration     : 3 days

Myanmar people celebrate the night with various kinds of illuminations.

Koe Dad Gyi Pagoda Festival

Date         : Full Moon night of Tazaungmon
Location     : Yangon
Duration     : 1 days

The 9,999 candles are ceremoniously lit on full-moon day. Visitors are served with mixed salad of maezali buds at midnight, believed to possess powerful and medicinal properties if eaten at this time.

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