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Thadingyut Festival of Lights 2018

If you see that all the houses and public buildings, parks, and monuments of Myanmar are colourful illuminated everywhere, you should know that this is the Festival of Lights!

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This festival is held on the full moon of Thadingyut in October marking the end of Buddhist Lent. The three-day Festival of Lights during Thadingyut symbolises the return of the Buddha from heaven while angels are lighting the path of his descent to earth.

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During these days pagodas are crowded with people. The country is covered in coloured lights and candles to welcome Buddha’s descent from heaven. The streets are full of people strolling through the markets and food stalls. They celebrate this time with traditional open air performances and concerts.

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It's the end of Buddhist Lent, and it means there is an abundance of music and dancing everywhere. It is not only a time of joy but also of thanksgiving and paying homage to teachers, parents and elders, and asking pardon for any committed misdeeds.

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