Big snakes, pop-up tattoo shops and hand-powered ferris wheels all part of local light festival

Bogyoke Aung San Road in Pazundaung Township was transformed yesterday as a light festival kicked off during early celebrations ahead of Full Moon Day.

Also known as the end of Buddhist Lent, the traditional Thadingyut Full Moon Day falls on October 28.

The festivities on Bogo Road appeared to be a warm-up of sorts.

Traffic was shut down and stalls offering a variety of entertainment dominated the thoroughfare. Here’s the view from above.

At least two vendors involved an adult and child handling large pythons, while several pop-up tattoo parlors busied themselves with clients who didn’t mind getting some artwork done on the side of the street.

There was also the well-known hand-powered ferris wheel (ride at your own risk, though it does look kind of fun).

If you missed everything yesterday, no worries. Festivities continue tonight.

Photo / Coconuts Yangon / Supplied


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