Thadingyut Festival is known as the festival of lights.
It’s celebrated at the end of the Buddhist Lent and held on the full-moon day of the Burmese lunar month of Thadingyut. At Shwedagon Pagoda, worshipers light thousands of candles and quietly murmur prayers, asking for forgiveness from all sins. Families also gather together at home, lighting candles on their balconies or outside of their houses. As the night progresses, there are displays of fireworks around town, and downtown there is even a sideshow alley with games and a large open market.