I was visiting a small remote town (actually a large village) in Yaw region. It was Laung-shae, a very ancient town in Myanmar, and situated in Saw township. I saw these local people on a religious procession on a Buddhist holy day. They are carrying a Buddha’s image from the monastery to the central pagoda, where the Buddha’s image will be kept in a shrine overnight for the next day ceremony. After the ceremony, the Buddha’s image will be carried back to the original monastery with the same procession.
(Last Updated On: January 4, 2009)