Religious in Pathein

Vesakha

The people of Pathein celebrate the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing away with a huge paya pwe (pagoda festival) during the full moon of Myanmar's month of Kason. The festival is held at the Shwemokhtaw Pay…
Religious in Thanlyin & Kyauktan

Thaipusam

In the third week of January, Thanlyin’s Hindu community celebrates (or endures depending on your opinion) Thaipusam, the ritual of penitence in which devotees repent bad deeds by impaling themselves with hooks and …
Religious in Bago

Shwemawdaw Paya Festival

This festival attracts huge crowds of worshippers and merrymakers on the full moon of Myanmar's lunar month of Tagu.