Annual Buddha Puja and 30th 9,000 light festival of historical Magway Myathalun Pagoda was held on the Full Moon Day of Thadingyut at the Maha Atula Yanthi hall on the platform of the pagoda.
Magway Region minister for social affairs Dr. Khin Maung Aye ceremoniously opened the 9,000 oil lamp festival and the region ministers, region Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Zaw Myo Win, Hluttaw representatives, departmental officials and invited guests lighted the oil lamps.
Next Dr. Khin Maung Aye and invited guests boarded a boat and observed the oil lamp festival from the Ayeyawady River.
The Buddha Puja festival will be held for 20 days and is expected to draw devotees and visitors alike.
Than Naing Oo (Ngaphe)