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The Novitiation ceremony in Myanmar

According to Buddhist tradition in Myanmar the boys over 8 years can enter the Buddhist Order for a small period or for their whole life. Their stay at the monastery it is a blessing for the whole family and it is considered an important duty that parents owe to their sons, to embrace the legacy and become immersed in the teaching of Buddha.

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The Novitiation ceremony in Bagan – The parade

A Novitiation ceremony involves a parade around the pagodas on the first day with the boys dressed up as princes before they shave their heads and enter the Order.

Here a parade in Bagan

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The Novitiation ceremony in Bagan – The prince.

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