Hot-air Balloon Releasing Ceremony of Tazaungdine Lighting Festival Held at Maravijaya Buddha Image on a Grand Scale

A ceremony to release hot-air balloon of Tazaungdine Lighting Festival was held at the Maravijaya Buddha Image in Dekkhinathiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory starting from 25 November. In this regard, the Chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC) Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, together with a large crowd of pilgrims who came to pay homage to the Buddha Image, enjoyed the launching of fireworks, Nya Mee Gyi and Sein Na Pan hot-air balloons to the Maravijaya Buddha Image which was held in the Maravijaya Buddha Park on 27 November.

During the event, the SAC Chairman Prime Minister and wife launched fireworks and hot-air balloons to the Maravijaya Buddha Image, ignited 9,000 oil lamps offered to the Buddha Image, and presented cash awards to nine weaving teams in the first golden lotus robe-weaving contest. They then cordially greeted pilgrims and people enjoying the Tazaungdine Lighting Festival of the Maravijaya Buddha Image.

During the period of the festival, the precinct of Buddha Park was illuminated with LED bulbs, In the market fair, MSME businesses showcased domestic products, foodstuffs, personal goods and traditional snacks which are available for purchase. Artistes from the MRTV modern music band under the Ministry of Information and Myawady Music Band under the Directorate of the Public Relations and Psychological Warfare, and other singers performed “Yein” dance (litetally means a group dance), and songs. A large crowd of pilgrims including monks and people paid homage to the Maravijaya Buddha Image, it is reported.

Source: MWD (28-11-2023)

 

  • The SAC Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife attended and enjoyed the hot-air balloons releasing ceremony Tazaungdine Lighting Festival of the Maravijaya Buddha Image. A large crowd of pilgrims including monks and people enjoyed the event.
  • At the ceremony, the Senior General and wife launched fireworks and hot-air balloons to the Maravijaya Buddha Image, ignited 9,000 oil lamps offered to the Buddha Image, and presented cash awards to nine weaving teams in the first golden lotus robe-weaving contest.
engdate: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 09:45
month: 
November, 2023