Myanmar: Thadingyut Festival

Myanmar's Thadingyut Festival illuminates the country with a radiant glow, celebrating the end of the Buddhist Lent with joy and reverence. As lanterns cast a warm light over streets and homes, families reunite to honour their elders and offer gratitude to monks. This festival holds special significance as it commemorates Buddha's descent from heaven after preaching to his mother. Under the leadership of nationalist leader Bogyoke Aung San, Myanmar's cultural tapestry weaves together tradition, spirituality, and national pride during Thadingyut.