Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Festival

(Oct/Nov 2009)

Programme for Hot Air (Fire) Balloon Festival in Taunggyi
Tazaungdaing Balloon Festival is the most amazing Balloon festival around the world.

Date Programme
27.10.09

Weaving competition, Matho Thingan*
Hot Air Balloon competition, Day time**
Hot Air Balloon competition, Night time***

28.10.09

Weaving competition, Matho Thingan*
Hot Air Balloon competition, Day time**
Hot Air Balloon competition, Night time***

29.10.09

Weaving competition, Matho Thingan*
Hot Air Balloon competition, Day time**
Hot Air Balloon competition, Night time***

30.10.09

Weaving competition, Matho Thingan*
Hot Air Balloon competition, Day time**
Hot Air Balloon competition, Night time***

31.10.09

Weaving competition, Matho Thingan*
Hot Air Balloon competition, Day time**
Hot Air Balloon competition, Night time***

01.11.09

Weaving competition, Matho Thingan*
"Kahtein" donation procession**** from 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Hot Air Balloon competition, Day time**
Hot Air Balloon competition, Night time***

2.11. 09 At dawn the prize-winning robe will be offered to Lord Buddha with a great ceremony!
Fullmoon Day of Tazaung Mone

Hot Air Balloon competition, Day time**
Hot Air Balloon competition, Night time***

 

Matho Thingan* the first finished woven monk robe will be donated to Buddha
Day Time competition** Competing over their beauty and the altitude they gain. Balloons are in all kind of shapes, mostly in form of ducks, dragons and other animals!
Night Time competition***

In the evening after 8 p.m. onwards the competition starts with full  load of fire crackers hanging around the balloons, with all different  shapes and arrangements. Each Balloon last at least 30 min up to 1 hour. Competing over their beauty, firework and the altitude they gain.

Kahtein procession**** Procession starts at the City hall and proceed to the monasteries for donations.