SoCultures Magazine 2018 SoCultures Magazine December 2018 - Page 24

SOCULTURES DECEMBER 2018 Celebrations Celebrating New Beginnings New Year Myanmar Celebrate New Year at peace! Make a soulful ushering in the New Year! Visit any nearest Pagoda for a unique experience, not be found elsewhere. Myanmar is one of the most devout Buddhist countries in the world .and yes, the glittering golden shining colour of the Pagoda will be the most beautiful. You will literately be ringing a bell for there is this unique activity to hit the bell with a piece of wood after a prayer, it’s an aspect of Buddhist culture.. Go bike ride The best way to get around is by motorbike, which can be rented easily from one of the many stands or directly from hotels. Watch closely the New Year Sunrise and sunset, it’s unbeatable Praying Buddhist monks in Shwedagon Pagoda By Dan Lundberg - 20131115_Myanmar_4133 Yangon, CC BY- SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53647254 24 | P a g e