Phaungdaw-Oo Pagoda festival crowded with pilgrims

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The 135th Phaungdaw-Oo Pagoda festival, occurring from 17 to 26 September in Meiktila, is witnessing many pilgrims from Meiktila, Wundwin, Thazi, Mahlaing, Pyawbwe, Taungtha and Myingyan flocking duringdaytime and at night.
As a measure to prevent people from being affected with H1N1, stalls and funfairs were not allowed to the set up at the 134th Phaungdaw-Oo Pagoda festival last year. Only Myanmar traditional boat races were held at that time. This is the reason why local people were anticipating this year’s festival, which is attracting local people as well as those from nearest towns.
“The 135th Phaungdaw-Oo Pagoda festival is crowded with many visitors”, said an official from public relations sub-committee.
The festival features traditional boat races, amusement rides, many stalls showcasing consumer goods, kitchen goods, agro products, and traditional snacks.



Chan Thar (Meiktila)

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