Bagan lively with festivals amid monsoon

Writer: 
Ko Naw
The renowned rowing festival in Bagan.

Bagan in Mandalay Region is filled with festivities in the middle of the monsoon season, reports say.

Visitors will have a chance to enjoy a vast number of carnivals from pagoda festivals to traditional dramas, marionette shows and sport events, such as a rowing ceremony at the Lawkananda Pagoda

A pagoda festival organiser at Bagan-Nyaung-U said: “We are festive peopleThe region is a birthplace of many outstanding performers. Many festivals are related with donation and charity works.

Some carnivals take only a few days while some last for a month.

Although August is the time of the famous Taungbyone spirit festival in the region, the government has banned it until the spread of H1N1 seasonal swine flu is under control.

 

Translated by Nay Thiha