Sh­wedagon ig­nites full moon fes­tiv­i­ties

The Myanmar Times - - Front Page -

As the rains re­treat, the na­tion marks three days of the Thad­ingyut Fes­ti­val of Lights, the end of Bud­dhist Lent. The full moon day is also known as Ab­hid­hamma Day in ref­er­ence to the Bud­dha’s de­scent back to earth fol­low­ing his visit to the ce­les­tial abode.

PHOTO: NAING WYNN HTOON

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