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2010年の祭りカレンダーFestival Calendar for 2010

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1月

日程 祭りの名称 場所 説明
4 Independence Day Myanmar gained Independence from Britain in 1948. Official flag hoisting ceremony is held at People's Park followed by individual hoisting at each household.

2月

日程 祭りの名称 場所 説明
12 Union Day The day is to commemorate the Pin-lon Treaty that had prompted then much-wanted Independence. The Union Flag is ceremoniously carried to the People's Park.
27 Tabaung Festival Ceremonies at pagodas throughout the country.
27 Pindaya Cave Festival Pindaya,
Shan State
5-day ceremony
Typical Taung-yo pagoda festival.
Different ethnic minorities can also be seen.

3月

日程 祭りの名称 場所 説明
2 Peasant's Day
21 Kakku Pagoda Festival Kakku,
Shan State
8-day festival
Traditional Pa-o theatrical performances and singing contests are included.
27 Armed Forces Day Yangon It is to commemorate the day when Burma Independence Army first went to war in 1947. Speech given by Commander in Chief of Defence Services is followed by military parades.

4月

日程 祭りの名称 場所 説明
10 Thanaka-grinding Event Sittwe,
Rakhine State
A traditional event held on the eve of Water Festival. In the early part of the night, young women grind thanaka barks and roots to a fine cream usually by using water on rounded stone slabs. Young men play musical instruments and dance to support the event.
11 Image - bathing Event Sittwe,
Rakhine State
Buddha images are cleansed with aromatic thanaka water, made earlier by girls.
12-16 Water Festival Throughout the country 1st day eve
2nd day beginning day
3rd day peak day
4th day peak day
5th day receding day
The festival is held prior to Myanmar new year to cleanse away evil deeds of the past year with water. Youths go out for enjoyment while elders take retreat in monasteries and pagoda precincts to perform meritorious deeds.
17 New Year's day throughout the country Buddhists young and old alike, spend the day performing meritorious deeds such as releasing animals, offering to monks, paying homage to elders, etc.
27 Kason Day
(Full moon day of Kason)
Buddha's birthday is commemorated by pouring water onto the sacred Bo tree.

5月

日程 祭りの名称 場所 説明
1 May day

7月

日程 祭りの名称 場所 説明
19 Martyr's Day
26 Full moon day of Waso Beginning of Buddhist lent.

10月

日程 祭りの名称 場所 説明
9-26 Inlay Festival Inlay,
Shan State
18-day festival
Four Buddha images are ceremoniously tugged clockwise around the lake on the royal barge by leg-rowing boats. They return home on third waning day. Leg-rowing boat races are held throughout the event.
4 Dummy Elephant Festival Kyauk-se 2-day festival ending Oct 23
From 14th waxing day until the full-moon day, numerous life-size dummy elephants sing and dance to the accompaniment of music.
22 Thidingyut Festival of
Lights
throughout
the country
3-day festival ending Oct 24
To mark the day Lord Buddha came down from the Celestial Abode after spending 3 months of the Buddhist Lent there. Buddha's return is remembered and commemorated throughout the country with colourful illuminations.
23 Tawa-dain-tha Ceremony
(full moon day of
Thidingyut)
Pathein The Buddha image is symbolically pulled down a decorated stairway using cables and pullies to mark the day Lord Buddha returned from the Celestial Abode. End of Buddhist lent.
23 Kyaik-hti-yo Season
(full moon day of
Thidingyut)
Kyaikhto,
Mon State
Approx.9-month long season
The boulder standing on the edge of a peak in the highest mountain range, is said to be freely hanging over the cliff. Famous as pilgrimage and holiday outing spot.
23 Lightfloat Festival Shwekyin,
Bago
Dances by day and, on the night, light floats dedicated to Shin Upagutta are put onto Shwekyin canal.

11月

日程 祭りの名称 場所 説明
15 Balloon-flying Festival Taunggyi,
Shan State
7-day festival ending Nov 21
Typical Pa-o festival
Hot-air balloons are released day and night, competing over their beauty and the altitude they gain. Day-time flying is meant for competition of animal figures and night-time is for beautiful fireworks.
20 Robe-weaving Contest Shwedagon, Botatung,
Kyaikkasan
and elsewhere
Groups of young women take part in competitions held on the platforms of the pagodas. The robe is to be finished flawlessly overnight and offered at dawn to the images around the pagodas.
20 13th Street Light Event 13th Street,
Lanmadaw,
Yangon
3-day ceremony ending Nov 22
Lanterns with cartoons are displayed along the street. Best cartoonist is chosen and awarded.
21 Tazaungdaing Festival of
lights (full moon day of
Tazaungdaing)
Having fine weather and clear sky, and having the first crop harvested, Myanmar celebrate the night with various kinds of illuminations.

12月

日程 祭りの名称 場所 説明
1 National Day It is to commemorate the day in 1920 when students of Yangon College and Judson College boycotted the University Act made by the British colonialists.
25 Christmas Christianity is the second largest religion in Myanmar after Buddhism.

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