99th Annual Thadingyut Festival to be held in Pyinmanna

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One of Dhamma chanting teams participating in the Annual Festival of Pyinmanna. Photo: MNA

The 99th annual Thadingyut Festival of Pyinmanna will grandly be held for three days, 14th waxing, full moon and 1st waning of Thadingyut ( 4,5 and 6 October) in Pyinmanna Township, Nay Pyi Taw.
There are total eight Buddha dhamma chanting teams that involved at the Pyinmanna Thadingyut Festival. Eight entertaining vehicles arranged by the eight Buddha dhamma chanting teams, Ywar Kauk, Yan Aung (1), Yan Aung (2), Nandaw, Patthana, Myo Oo, Tat Twin and Taung Tha teams will entertain around the town with the popular singers and actors invited from Yangon and Mandalay.
Every year, the said eight entertainment vehicles have visited and entertained in their respective wards on 14th waxing of Thadingyut and around the town on full moon day of Thadingyut. On 1st waning of Thadingyut, the vehicles of images from 22 ministries carrying 28 Buddha Images and with entertainment toured and the entertainment vehicles visited along the specified route around the downtown. First, second, third and fourth prizes were also awarded entertainment vehicles every year.
In the earlier years, Pyinmanna Thindingyut Festival was held with entertainment of Myanmar Traditional Ground Dance (Myay Wine Dance) and Yein Dance (Myanmar popular dance). After many years, modern entertainments were presented with modern stage entertainment vehicles.
Many visitors from different places are expected to visit Thadingyut Festival of Pyinmanna for this year as the entertainments will be presented the whole nights.—Min Min Lat (Man University)

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