Kyaikkhami mid-water pagoda’s Buddha Pujaniya Festival set for full moon of Thadingyut

The Buddha Pujaniya festival of Kyaikkhami mid-water pagoda in Thanbyuzayat Township of Mon State will be held on the full moon of Thadingyut, according to U Phoe Nyein, member of the pagoda board of trustees.
The annual Buddha Pujaniya festival will be from 23-27 October and include a Maha Pathana recitation event.
“The Buddha Pujaniya festival of Kyaikkhami mid-water pagoda will be organized from 23-27 October. The ceremony of floating the alms bowl will be at 3 am on the full moon of Thadingyut and the Abhidhamma Day event will be at Sasana the Beikman of the pagoda. The pagoda festival marking the successful conclusion of Buddha Pujaniya will contain free and ticketed theatrical shows from 30 October to 3 November. To conserve the Myanmar traditional Chinlone sports, the young women will show the techniques with various moves creatively and beautifully with the best of their skills (free). Then, there will be free football matches of eight teams,” said U Phoe Nyein.
The plots for stalls will be sold on 21 October. There are three kinds of Kyaikkhami mid-water pagoda festivals – the festival of pouring water on the Bodhi tree on Kason full moon day, the honey-offering ceremony and rice donation ceremony on the 14th waxing of Tawthalin and Buddha Pujaniya festival on the full moon of Thadingyut. — ASH/KTZH

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