Madauk celebrates light festival on river

Locals release paper lanterns to float on the Shwegyin River during light festival in Shwegyin. Photo: Supplied
Locals release paper lanterns to float on the Shwegyin River during light festival in Shwegyin. Photo: Supplied

Madauk in Nyaunglebin Township, Bago Region, celebrated the final day of the Tazaungdine festival with the floating of lamps on the Sittoung River yesterday. The floating of oil lamps is an annual event in Madauk.
On the 46th floating lamp event yesterday, locals floated about 45,000 oil lamps in the water. Decorated barges carrying the image of Ashin Uppa Guttaw toured along the river. This year’s “festival on water” also included boat rowing competitions and traditional song and dance performances. The boat racing events were held in the morning. Food donations were also organized on the morning of the final day.—Ko Ko Nay, Pein Zalok Thein Nyunt (Translated by JT)HHL 7713 72

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