MPT Commemorates Tazaungdaing Religious Day Of Observance By Donating Shawls And Candles At Sacred Pagodas Around Myanmar

01 Nov 2017

MPT also celebrates Myanmar’s dazzling festival of lights, by releasing colorful hot air balloon at event in Pyin Oo Lwin

(Yangon, 1 November 2017) – To commemorate the full moon festival period of Tazaungmone, which signals the end of the rainy season and a time of special significance for Buddhist devotees around the country, MPT will be distributing shawls and candles at ten sacred pagodas throughout Yangon, Mandalay and Mon State in early November.

This unique religious day of observance is traditionally held as a Buddhist festival where monks are presented with offerings such as robes and other necessities from the public. MPT is lending its support by lighting small oil lamps to pay homage to Buddha and gain merit at eight major religious sites: Sule, Botahtaung, Kabaraye, Kyauk Taw Kyi pagodas in Yangon, the Sandarmuni, Kuthodaw and Maharmyatmuni pagodas in Mandalay, and the Kyeikhteeyoe pagoda in Mon State. In addition to the oil lamps, MPT will be providing shawls and candles at all these sites, as well as the sacred Shwedagon and Maharwizara pagodas in Yangon.

Mr. Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Oparating Officer, MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said, “In observance of Tazaungmone’s full moon holiday, MPT is offering shawls, candles and oil lamps at sacred pagodas around the country. We are pleased to be supporting the monastic community as well as the Buddhist devotees of Myanmar as they perform meritorious deeds with their friends and family, on this most auspicious occasion.”

MPT will also be participating in Hot Air Balloon Contest , releasing colorful and vibrant hot air balloons at the Mahar Ant Htoo Kan Thar Pagoda compound in Pyin Oo Lwin from 31 October to 4 November. Exciting and engaging events for the public will be held here where the operator will carry out various fun promotional activities.

“MPT also wants to share the joy of Tazaungdaing, the country’s cherished festival of lights, with the communities of this country. We are thrilled to join in the much-anticipated celebrations and welcome everyone to experience the fun activities, entertainment and of course, the brilliant spectacles on display as the skies above Pyin Oo Lwin are set alight by the fireworks launched from the colorful hot air balloons at the public events this week,” added Mr.Benino.

In conjunction with the festive Thadingyut and Tazaungmone period, MPT has been running a digital photo contest “Happy Myanmar” to inspire all those who are celebrating to express what it means to them.  The submission period, which started on 21st October, will soon end on 6 November. Customers can still submit their entries (http://bit.ly/HappyMM2) and participate to win special prizes during this year’s full moon celebrations.