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Festivals

Ngapali Region

Thanakha Grinding Festival

Thanakha Grinding Festival is the traditional event in Rakhine State. It is celebrated on the eve of the water festival (Thingyan) which is Myanmar New Year. Young women grind Thanakha barks and roots on rounded stone slabs. Young men also participate by dancing and playing musical instruments. And then, they go to the pagoda and wash the Buddha Images with Thanakha. This festival is the one which the foreigners can enjoy the culture of Myanmar.