Thadingyut Lighting Festival Cruise
Monday, 22nd October 2018
The Thadingyut or Lighting Festival coincides with full moon and is a three-day celebration to mark Buddha’s descent from the heaven. It is an important religious festival that is closely intertwined with the spiritual life of Burmese people, with streets, houses and public buildings decorated with hundreds of coloured electric bulbs or candles and offerings made to monks. The Strand Cruise’s Lighting Festival cruise is a four-night cruise from Bagan to Mandalay departing on 22nd October 2018.
During the voyage, passengers will participate in traditional activities to mark the festival such as floating candles on the waters of the Ayeyarwady at night and watching them drift magically into the distance, and joining local communities for their exuberant celebrations, which usually involve colourful fireworks and fire crackers.
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