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Apr
2018
Myanmar Festivals in January
Posted By : Threeland Travel / Festivals And Events

Htamanè Festival (nation wide)
Myanmar's traditional delicacy is ceremonially prepared on the full moon day of Tabodwè. Htamanè is glutinous rice fried with coconut, sesame seeds, peanuts, ginger and oil. The sticky rice is kneaded, crushed and the ingredients are mixed in huge frying pans, the first portion is offered to Lord Buddha at the pagodas and monasteries and to monks and elders. A traditional Myanmar delicacy, Htamanè is wholesome and a delicious snack which goes well with plain hot green tea.
 
Ananda Pagoda Festival (Bagan)
Symbolizing the limitless wisdom of Buddha, there is a month long sanctified festival for the temple Ananda, the most beautiful one out of 2000 holy monuments in Bagan, Myanmar. It is usually falls on January every year. The busiest day of the festival is on the full-moon day of the lunar month. Villagers and pilgrims around Bagan roll in the sacred site of Ananda for the consecration.

This is also the best time to see not only the ritual of Buddhists but the festival is also meant for social gathering, reunification, propagation and perpetuation of the religion that is Buddhism. During the festival, walk around in sea of vendors and shops that sell traditional Myanmar food-staff and enjoy the local atmosphere in locality.
 
Mahamuni Pagoda Festival (Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay)
Monks chant Buddhist scriptures nonstop; the evening entertainments such as zats and anyeints, a performance of dances, songs and plays. And stalls selling a variety of Myanmar snacks and a communal offering of dry rational food and essentials are given to the monks in the nearby monasteries.