28 November 2023
The Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Festival closing ceremony took place on Monday night, the full moon day of the Myanmar month of Tazaungmon at the Ahwaiyar hot-air balloon ground.
The closing ceremony featuring traditional cultural performances and release of 6 hot-air balloons was attended by Shan State Chief Minister U Aung Zaw Aye and many other officials. And, awards were presented to participants.
The Tazaungdaing Festival also known as the Festival of Lights held on the full moon day of Tazaungmon, the eighth month of the Myanmar calendar, is celebrated as a national holiday in Myanmar and marks the end of the rainy season.
It also marks the beginning of the Kathina season, during which monks are offered new robes and alms. Robe-weaving competitions are also held throughout the country. In many parts of Myanmar, hot air balloons lit with candles, are released to celebrate the full moon day.
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