• 28 Buddha images festival

28 Buddha images festival

The Procession of 28 Buddha images festival is also one of the greatest religious festivals of Dawei. Traditionally, the Procession of 28 Buddha images festival is assigned by the 28 wards of Dawei Townships. The round of procession of the images started at 7 p.m. of the 14th waxing day and Buddha images are carried back to the compound of the Law-Ka-Marrazein. Pagoda at 4 a.m. dawn of the Full Moon day of Tazaung Mon.

The Tazaung Dine Festival is traditionally held at the Full Moon day of Tzaung Mon
(November) in nationwide and also known as the second Festival of Lights. Majority of Buddhists
celebrate annually offering of robes to the monks, competitions of Ma-tho-thingan weaving.
Moreover, there usually hold the Hot air balloons in this Tazaung Dine Festival. The Tazaung Dine
Festivals which held by many places in Myanmar are quite different.

Among them, the most  significant festivals are the Hot air balloons festival of Taunggyi, the Hot air balloons festival of Pyin Oo Lwin, the Tazaung Dine Festival of Pyay and the Tazaung Dine Festival of Dawei.
The Procession of 28 Buddha images festival is hold the whole of the country at the Full Moon day of Tazaung Mon.

The Procession of 28 Buddha images festival is also one of the greatest religious festivals of Dawei. Traditionally, the Procession of 28 Buddha images festival is assigned by the 28 wards of Dawei Townships. The round of procession of the images started at 7 p.m. of the 14th waxing day and Buddha images are carried back to the compound of the Law-Ka-Marrazein Pagoda at 4 a.m. dawn of the Full Moon day of Tazaung Mon. Donations such as foods and money are offered along the procession route by the native people. The Procession of 28 Buddha images festival is started to hold in 1909 on a grand scale. Over 2,000 Buddhist lay devotees, worn white-clad are accompanied in the procession of Buddha images. Without discrimination on the nationality or religion, the whole people of Dawei participate in this festival and hold annually with ritual.24
Although The Procession of 28 Buddha images festival is held in the many places of Myanmar, the Procession of 28 Buddha images festival held in Dawei could represent Dawei region because of the significant features.

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