December 15, 2016

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Yangonites enjoy festivities on fullmoon day of Tazaungmon

Shwedagon Pagoda crowded with devotees on fullmoon day of Tazaungmon, (Samanaphala Day). Photo: MNA
Shwedagon Pagoda crowded with devotees on fullmoon day of Tazaungmon, (Samanaphala Day). Photo: MNA

Buddhist devotees and local residents performed meritorious deeds on the fullmoon day of Tazaungmon in townships of Yangon Region.
They offered Mathoe robes to Buddha images at famous pagodas and monasteries, donated Kathina robes to Buddhist monks, held lighting festivals and paid homage to senior citizens.
Last night, religious association made Mathoe robes and officials donated the robes to Buddha images at Shwedagon Pagoda in the morning.
Similar ceremonies took place at Botahtaung Kyaikdae-up Pagoda, Thiri Mnigala Kaba Aye Pagoda and Shwephonepwint Pagoda.
In the evening, departmental offices, resident buildings and parks were illuminated with multi-coloured lights.—Yi Yi Myint, Ohnma Thant

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