Yay Way cemetery in Rangoon, 5 October 2017. (Photo: DVB)
Yay Way cemetery in Rangoon, 5 October 2017. (Photo: DVB)
Yay Way cemetery in Rangoon, 5 October 2017. (PHOTO: Ye Mon/ DVB)

Dinner for the Spirits

As part of the traditional Buddhist festival of Thadingyut, devotees flock to cemeteries at this time every year to offer food to the spirits of their ancestors.

Children and families enjoyed a break from the heat in the Peoples’ Park water slide. (PHOTO: Kimberley Phillips/DVB)
A young man working on the ferris wheel. (PHOTO: Kimberley Phillips/DVB)
The festival rides are powered by the strength of the young men working at the festival. (PHOTO: Kimberley Phillips/DVB)

In photos: Thadingyut 2015, Rangoon

Second only to Thingyan, Thadingyut is the most significant holiday in Buddhism, signifying the day that Buddha descended from the heavens.