Bago set to host vibrant Tazaungdine Lighting, Balloon Festival

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File photo shows the Great Tazaungdine Festival with lighting and hot-air balloons at Shwemawdaw Pagoda in Bago, Bago Region, in the previous year.

Bago Region will be holding the Great Tazaungdine Festival with lighting and hot-air balloons and it is expected to be live with a teeming crowd.
There will be 15 big balloons to be released in day time; 10 big balloons to be released at night time; and 1,500 others involved in the upcoming Tazaungdine festival in Bago, according to the member of Bago Region government, regional Economic Minister U Tin Oo.
The celebration is set to be held at Shwemawdaw Pagoda. Releasing hot-air balloons and Satuditha food offering activity will be carried out at the pagoda’s west gate parking ground.
The report further states that competition for weaving Matho Thingans and other entertainment programmes will also be held during the festival.
There will also be an exhibition as part of the festival. The exhibition is planned to showcase local MSME products produced by 28 townships from six districts of the Bago Region. A total of 70 booths will display regional MSME products, as elaborated by U Tin Oo.
He added, “Satuditha (charity food) is expected to serve over 1,000 visitors.”
The celebration will be held from 25 to 27 November for three days. Electric lighting will be decorated not only within the Shwemawdaw Pagoda precinct but also in the Bayintnaung square, Shin Saw Pu Park, Clock Tower Park and Yankintha Park. — ASH/ TMT

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