What is Manuha Pagoda Festival?
The Manuha Pagoda Festival is a traditional Buddhist festival held in Myinkaba Village.
This two day festival features a thriving market that erupts on the grounds of the Manuha Pagoda. Farmers from the surrounding countryside form long processions in ox-drawn carts hauling produce to sell at the market. Merchant stalls selling every kind of good pop up throughout the compound. Both the farmers and the merchants will donate heavily to the Manuha Pagoda’s clergy to help support the monks who reside in the area and maintain the temple.
As the festival proceeds a parade of villagers marches throughout the town holding paper mache effigies of the Jakata Tales, stories of Buddha’s many incarnations. The villagers prepare rice cakes and pickled water melon and share the treats with any visitors in a tradition known as “Sadu Ditha”.
When is Manuha Pagoda Festival?
The Manuha Pagoda Festival is held between September and October. Myanmar’s festival dates are chosen with a traditional lunar calendar that can shift religious festival times several weeks each year with the phases of the moon. Our Travel Specialists can confirm the exact dates of the festival and incorporate a visit into your luxury tour of Myanmar.
Manuha Pagoda Festival Highlights:
The reverent and celebratory atmosphere in the Manuha Pagoda Festival is a cultural treat that should not be missed.
Where is Manuha Pagoda Festival Celebrated?
The Manuha Pagoda Festival is held in the village of Myinkaba. It’s best reached overland departing from Yangon.
When visiting Buddhist temples during religious festivals, it’s best to dress conservatively in keeping with traditional senses of modesty.