Festival in Myanmar
Major Ceremony of Buddhist
One important family celebration is ShinPyu or the
novitiation ceremony. This is a main duty of parents. This was done
to sacrifice his human dress to the yellow robe. The first step in
novitiation is to put the boy under a monk to learn the rules of
behavior as a novice. Than comes the auspicious play when he receives
the robe. The boy’s head is shaved and a senior monk invests him with
the robe. After the boy has recited the pali verses vowing to live
according to the rules of the order. Before the shaving ceremony, the
procession will be led by colourful decoration of the novice in
brilliant coronation regalia of Myanmar kings on horse back or by
Other participants including robes and offerings carriers belles of
the native, accompanied by the musical troupe. And proceed to the
monastery. A Shaving will be done & the food offered to the guests.
New Year Festival
New year Festival celebrates the whole country in every April (once a
year). It is a Great Festival. Name is Water Festival. It means wash
the bad things from last year & welcome to next year. Pouring water to
each other is for fun. Welcome to new year & to elder people is to get
merit & to be respect pouring the water with sandalwood cream and cut
the nails. Festival it lasts 4 to 6 days. Depends on Myanmar calendar.
Almost Buddhist people give the food free to every body during the
festival. There is singing and dancing at decorated on stage in day &
We would like to invite to the visitors all over the world to
participate our New Year Festival (ThinGyan Festival) Please.
In New Year, tribe people (Pa Oo) who are from Shan State carry
the food like a procession head to monastery and offering to Buddha.
They are praying with their offering food.