February 08, 2017

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Thanbyuzayat to hold Kyaik Khami Pagoda festival

Kyaik Khami Pagoda in  Thanbyuzayat Township, Mon State. Photo : Ko Chit
Kyaik Khami Pagoda in Thanbyuzayat Township, Mon State. Photo : Ko Chit

A religious festival will be held for seven days at a famous pagoda in Thanbyuzayat Township, Mon State, according to local people.
The festival will take place at the Kyaik Khami Pagoda from 27 October to 2
November, with organisers saying the celebration is an annual event.
Festive celebrations will include music and drama performances, a festival of 9,000 oil lamps and food donations to Buddhist pilgrims.
The pagoda festival is regarded as one of the most popular in Mon State.—Ko Chit (Mudon)

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