October is an exciting month in Myanmar. The three-month Buddhist Lent is over, the rain has ceased and everything is clean and bright. Festivals take place throughout the country and popular destinations are packed with tourists. This year the full moon day of Thadingyut is 31 October.
Paungde Buddha Tooth Relic Festival normally takes place outside of Pyay in Paungde on the full moon day of Tawthalin (this year it was 01 October 2020).
The Manuha Pagoda Festival is held in Bagan for three days starting from one day before Full Moon Day of Tawtalin, 30th of September in 2020, when Monks gather to receive food offerings in big alms bowls while Colourful paper-maché figures wander around the city in a parade.
For brave, patient pioneers an opportunity has opened to tap into Myanmar's enormous wealth through investing on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX). "This is the world’s newest and smallest exchange," said Sayed U Thet, Executive Senior Manager YSX. As of 2020, foreigners can be part of the game.
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