Yangon expects grander lighting festival

People participate in the Yekyaw lights festival in Yangon.  Photo: Aye Min Thu
People participate in the Yekyaw lights festival in Yangon.  Photo: Aye Min Thu

The area in front of City Hall will be the venue of the grand Thadingyut festival (the lighting festival) of Yangon, said Daw May May Thwe, a member of Yangon City Development Committee.
The Maha Bandoola Park will be lighted up with oil lamps and colorful lanterns during the three-day Thadingyut festival between 23 and 25 October by BMB Entertainment Group. The City Hall will be embellished fully with multi-colour light bulbs.
“This year, Yangon Thadingyut festival may be more crowded, as less Yangonites may travel under the storm warning of U Tun Lwin, prominent weather expert. Our family’s holiday plan includes an evening round trip of the city, especially the places like Maha Bandoola Park, People’s Square, Yekyaw lights festival and Kandawgyi will be our target, said Daw Yin Nwe who was taking a vacation at Kandawgyi.
The annual Yekyaw lights festival will be held for five days from 21 to 25 October with the involvement of traditional orchestra performances, comedy shows, songs with the accompaniment of modern music bands, and traditional dancer and comedian shows.
There will be a tight security for the safety visitors to the festival, said a local administrative official.
During the three-day festival, roads in townships of Yangon will be illuminated with multi-colour lights, especially, the Sule Square and the area in front of Bogyole Market will be spectacularly decorated. — Zarni Maung /Aye Min Thu

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