Religious in Mandalay

Taungbyone Nat Pwe

This massive, chaotic festival is held about 12 miles north of Mandalay, and honours two famous Bagan-era nat (spirit beings). Celebrations – which consist of lots of loud music, village drinking and more loud music…
Religious in Mingun

Mingun Nat Festival

Pays homage to the brother and sister of the Teak Tree, who drowned in the river while clinging to a trunk. This fascinating festival takes place from the fifth to 10th days of the waxing moon of Tabaung – the Burme…
Religious in Mandalay


On the full moon of Thadingyut, Myanmar's lights festival celebrates Buddha's return from the celestial sphere. At the south base of Mandalay Hill, the big temple festival at Kyauktawgyi Paya builds for two weeks be…
Religious in Sagaing


The Sagaing Waso festival, followed by the big Paleik festival, takes place in the two weeks following the Waso full moon.